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

Lot nuber 1258

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Phase IV. Circa 1055/60-1065. AR Penny (18mm, 0.66 g, 6h). ‘Scratched-Die’ coinage.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1258.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 7 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Phase IV. Circa 1055/60-1065. AR Penny (18mm, 0.66 g, 6h). ‘Scratched-Die’ coinage. Helmeted facing bust with triple-strand moustache; trefoil of pellets on chin / Voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; pellets in first and fourth quarters, ‘hand’ in second quarter, + in third quarter. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 148; O'S 47 var. (symbols in rev. field); SCBI 8 (BM), 154 (same dies); SCBC 6136. Toned. EF. Very rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, purchased from Del Parker, 2009. Ex Lucien LaRiviere Collection (Spink 178, 22 February 2006), lot 15; Spink Numismatic Circular CVI.1 (February 1998), no. 25.

‘In the early 1020s the Hiberno-Northmen ceased copying the current English coinage and embarked on a more distinctive national series, though many of the designs were still based directly or indirectly on English models... a number were novel such as [this coin] whose strange obverse type was probably suggested by the ‘Facing Bust’ type of Edward the Confessor, while the reverse is basically a long voided cross with details barely scratched in the die.’ Grierson, pp. 72–3.

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.