"The First Irish Coin?" by David Collins (NSI-NB)
The quest of the the past two centuries for the first ever coin struck on Ireland's soil has been endeavoured by many eminent collectors and researchers, challenging and inevitably ceding to the established chronology of Hiberno-Norse coinage in Ireland. It this short article, David Collins critically revisits the history of the earliest Viking coinage in Dublin, yet to reconfirm the lack of ground for any speculations contradicting that the first Irish coin was struck in or shortly after 995 by the king of Dublin Sihtric III and belonged to the type with a legible legend citing king's and mint names. Read the full story here.