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Twelfth Century Hiberno Norse Bracteate Phase VII.B. Silver Penny Rarity

ID Number: 5811
Category: Irish Hammered Coins
Catalogue Number: Spink 6202G.; Phase VII.B.
Grade: Extremely Fine
Weight: 1.27 g.; 22.5 mm.
Date: c.1110 - c.1150
Denomination: Silver Penny
Price: $18K. Sold
Additional Details
Hiberno Norse Silver Penny Bracteate Phase VII, c.1110 - c.1150.  1.27 g.; 22.5 mm.  Bracteate struck on a thin flan to the obverse side only, w the reverse showing the incuse of the obverse strike.   Cross over quadrefoil, w a large pellet in each quadrant, and a large pellet in the field at the end of cach cross arm.  A broad rough single line circle around the quadrefoil and total of 8 large pellets.  An outer band of well spaced I's, enclosed by a broad line circle border.  The design identical to the plate piece, S.6202G, photographed, p. 134, Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Man & Lundy) including Anglo-Gallic Coins, Spink London 2015.

Extremely Fine.  Remarkably well preserved, and likely from the Strabo Hill, Co. Down, Ireland find of 1855.  See the Numismatic Chronicle 1942.  A small rim chip, a minor rim flan crenelation opposite. Some minor waviness to the flan but never crimped.  Luster remaining, w a delicate red gold tone about.  Two grades finer than the Spink Plate coin.  Excessively Rare for type.  $18K.

Update.  This piece chosen by Spink to illustrate the front cover
of the updated 2020 edition of Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands, etc.  And rightly so.
Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
Reverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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