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CNG 91, Lot: 1576. Estimate $750.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. temp. Echmarcach mac Ragnaill – Murchad mac Diarmata. Mid 11th century. AR Penny (16mm, 0.76 g, 3h). Phase III coinage. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1035-1055/60. + RNINEN DNR, draped bust left; pellet before / + III NIL NRI FIII, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; ‘hand’ in second and third quarters. B. Roth, “The Coins of the Danish Kings of Ireland–Hiberno-Danish series,” BNJ IV (1909), 94 (this coin); SCBI 32 (Ulster), 249 (same dies); SCBC 6132. VF, toned.

From the Innisfree Collection. Ex Stuart Nassau Lane Collection (Spink 23, 21 September 1982), lot 78 (purchased privately from D. Hess, March 1967); Bernard Roth Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 14 October 1918), lot 397 (part of).