||Hiberno-Norse Bracteate Penny ca. 1110-50, S-6196, uncertain mint and moneyer, VF20 NGC. Obv. Voided cross with X's in angles, crude legend. Rev. Incuse of obverse. A crude issue, these bracteate pennies are nonetheless extremely rare, especially in this level of preservation without any breakage. The metal is toned brown and there are greenish deposits throughout the devices. The bracteates and semi-bracteates of the mid-12th century were the last Hiberno-Norse issues before the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland began in 1169.
Realized $4,993.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.