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Ireland Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny – phase II Issued between

Ireland Hiberno-Norse Silver Penny – phase II Issued between
Country: England, Viking King (reign): Sihtric, Hiberno-Norse King of Dublin (989-1036)Denomination/metal: Silver PennyDate/mint mark: 1015 – 1035Type Hiberno-Norse, Phase IIRef. no: DF 23; S 6125Obv. Draped bust left, blundered legend. Rev. Voided Long Cross with tri-crescent endfs, with two small pellets in each angle, blundered legend18mm, 0.87g. EF - Extremely Fine, well struck and nicely toned with golden lustreThe Vikings raided the British Isles at the end of 8th century and by the end of the 10th century were forming communities on the coastal fringes of Ireland – Dublin being one of their main strongholds held by Olaf Sihtricsson. The typical 10th century coin reads 'SIHTRIC RE +DYFLIN' Sihtric king of Dublin and later on in the early 11th century these pennies were copied by other moneyers – perhaps further along the coast, without understanding the meaning of the legend. Conse

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