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11101156

Enigmatic Issue in the Name of Thymn

CNG 111, Lot: 1156. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.



IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. temp. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (19mm, 1.30 g, 12h). Phase I coinage in the name of Thymn. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; ‘Fienemin,’ moneyer. Struck circa 1010-1020. + ÐУMN RΘEX MNEÐI, draped bust right; pellet behind neck / + FIE NEMI N M'Θ ÐУMI, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 19 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 26 (same dies); SCBC 6108. Superb EF, lustrous. Very rare.