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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1257

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.35 g, 12h). Phase I coinage, Long Cross type. Winchester mint signature; ‘Birhtioth,’ moneyer.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1257.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 1 700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.35 g, 12h). Phase I coinage, Long Cross type. Winchester mint signature; ‘Birhtioth,’ moneyer. + SIHTRC RE + DУFLN, draped bust right; pellet behind / + BIR HTIΘ Đ MIΘ RINI, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends. Cf. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 147 (for type); M. Dolley, “An unexpected Irish dimension of the Anglo-Saxon coinage of Winchester,” in NNÅ (1972), pl. A, 4 (same dies); O'S –; SCBI 37 (Polish), 323 (same dies); SCBC 6104. Toned. EF. Very rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, purchased from Baldwin’s.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.