(at 400 dots / inch)
This coin is an example of an early Phase II Hiberno Norse penny of Dublin.
SITHRIC KING OF DUBLIN
This coin is an Irish copy of the long cross coinage of Aethelred II of England. It is classified as a phase II because it was not struck contemporaneously with the English Issue as Phase I coins were, but was struck in about 1020 AD. Phase II coins are characterised by the pellets in the reverse quadrants which phase I coins don't feature. Later Phase II coins often have blundered legends and have additional symbols on the obverse or reverse.
The coin is in about extremely fine condition. This is a normal grade for early Phase II coins.
These coins are rare - the later more blundered Phase II coins are scarce.
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