Twelfth Century Hiberno Norse Bracteate
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. $15K.