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CNG 91, Lot: 1575. Estimate $750.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. temp. Echmarcach mac Ragnaill – Murchad mac Diarmata. Mid 11th century. AR Penny (17mm, 0.81 g, 10h). Phase III coinage. Uncertain mint signature and moneyer. Struck circa 1035-1055/60. OIIIIIII+IIIIIIIT, draped bust left / + IIII IIIII IIII IIII, voided long cross, with triple crescent ends; ‘hand’ in second and third quarters. SCBI 32 (Ulster), 135 (same dies); SCBC 6132. Good VF, lightly toned, minor spot of encrustation on the reverse. Distinctive style.

From the Innisfree Collection. Ex Spink Numismatic Circular CIII.4 (May 1995), no. 2743.