Irish Pennies of Edward IV, Edward V and Richard III from the Collection of O. Mac Conamhna

Date of Auction: 12th June 2018


Estimate: £200 - £300

Edward IV (1461-1483), Suns and Roses coinage, Dublin, mm. cross, rose and sun by crown, sun and rose by neck, rev. rose in centre, suns and roses in angles, 0.43g/1h (Burns S-3; Mac Conamhna, BNJ 2017, p.120, no. 24, this coin; S 6397). Nearly very fine, rare £200-300


This coin is of a notably different style to the Galmole/Lynche punches and is given to Keyting’s tenure from May 1480. Mac Conamhna adds; ‘Given his existing positions as Prior of the Knights Hospitalers and Constable of Dublin Castle, the punch or dies are unlikely to have been his personal work, but rather that of some undermaster whose name is unrecorded’