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CNG 111, Lot: 1157. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (18mm, 1.25 g, 10h). Phase II coinage. Difelin (Dublin) mint signature; ‘Nirinn,’ moneyer. Struck circa 1018-1035. + IИTRC REX IDIFNI, draped bust right; inverted crozier behind neck / + ИI RIИ N MO DFИ, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends and pellet in each angle. SCBI 8 (BM), 80 (same obv. die); SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 88 (same dies); SCBI 32 (Belfast), 110 (same dies); SCBC 6125A. EF, deep iridescent tone.


Ex Triton XV (4 January 2012), lot 1948.