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IRELAND - HIBERNO-NORSE KINGS OF DUBLIN
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IR1759 - Hiberno-Norse Kings of Dublin, Phase III (c.1035-c.1060), Penny, 0.72g., 16mm, "Long Cross and Hand Coinage", stylized head ultimately derived from the Long Cross type of Aethelred II left, blundered legends, rev., voided long cross, each arm terminating with three curves, a hand in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, blundered legend (S.6132), slightly chipped, very fine, very rare. $695 NOW $495

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IR1757 - Hiberno-Norse Kings of Dublin, Sihtric Anlafsson 'Silkenbeard' (c.989/995–1036), Phase II (c.1015-c.1035), Dublin mint, Penny, 1.16g., 19mm, Later Variants of Long Cross Coins, stylized head ultimately derived from the Long Cross type of Aethelred II left, cross pattee behind head, 'T' symbol on neck, +SIHTRE REX+DY (Sihtric Rex Dyflin: Sihtric King of Dublin), rev., voided long cross, a pellet in each angle, +FAERENI MO DYFLI (FÆREMIN MO DYFLIN – Færemin, moneyer at Dublin), (S.6122; SCBI 32 - Belfast: 54), extremely fine, clear legends both sides, toned, very rare. $2495

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IR1758 - Hiberno-Norse Kings of Dublin, Phase III (c.1035-c.1060), Penny, 0.96g., 16mm, "Long Cross and Hand Coinage", stylized head ultimately derived from the Long Cross type of Aethelred II left, blundered legends, rev., voided long cross, each arm terminating with three curves, a hand in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, blundered legend (S.6132; same dies as Brand Parcel Specimen B34, BNJ 1976, p.29-39), extremely fine, toned, very rare. $1495

Provenance:
Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Sale 41, March 19th, 1987, lot 3035.
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IR1736 - Hiberno-Norse Kings of Dublin, Phase III (c.1035-c.1060), Penny, 0.92g., 18mm, "Long Cross and Hand Coinage", stylized head ultimately derived from the Long Cross type of Aethelred II left, blundered legends, two pellets before head, rev., voided long cross, each arm terminating with three curves, a hand in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, blundered legend (S.6132), extremely fine, toned, very rare. $2595 NOW $1895 SOLD

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IR1756 - Hiberno-Norse Kings of Dublin, Phase III (c.1035-c.1060), Penny, 0.95g., 17mm, "Long Cross and Hand Coinage", stylized head ultimately derived from the Long Cross type of Aethelred II left, blundered legends, realistic hand before head, rev., voided long cross, each arm terminating with three curves, a realistic hand with stigmata in the 2nd and a pellet in the 3rd quarter, blundered legends, (S.6130), small striking cracks with no light visible, good very fine, toned, very rare. $2495

The naturalistic hands on this coin, especially the reverse one with stigmata marks are unusual and in contrast to the stylized hands that are more frequently encountered.

Provenance:
Ex Lucien La Riviere Collection, Spink Auction, February 22nd, 2006, lot 14 (striking cracks evident but not noted by cataloger).
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IR1750 - Hiberno-Norse Kings of Dublin, Phase V,  Penny, 0.51g, 18mm, (c.1065-1095), stylized head ultimately derived from the Long Cross type of Aethelred II left, blundered legends around, rev., cross pattée with four trefoils of three pellets around, blundered legends all around, (as SCBI Copenhagen V, 263; S.6160), toned, good very fine, very rare $2795