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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 1059

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (19mm, 1.54 g, 3h). Phase I coinage. Imitating Long Cross type of Æthelred II. Dublin mint; Faenemin, moneyer. Struck circa 1000-1010.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 1059.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

British, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 000

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IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (19mm, 1.54 g, 3h). Phase I coinage. Imitating Long Cross type of Æthelred II. Dublin mint; Faenemin, moneyer. Struck circa 1000-1010. + SIIITRC RE+E DYELII, draped bust left; behind neck, pellet with four small pellets around / + F•ÆMEMN MΘ ÐYIL, voided long cross, with pellet at center and triple-crescent ends. O'S Type 3; R.H.M. Dolley, "The Dublin pennies in the Name of Sihtric Silkbeard in the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad" in The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 93.1 (1963), pl. 1, 2 (same dies); SCBI –; SCBC 6103. Minor double strike and slight crimp. Uneven tone. Near EF. Rare variety with five pellets behind bust.

From an American Collection of Hiberno-Norse Pennies. Ex VAuctions 318 (15 December 2015), lot 485.


The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 20 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

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