Silver Hiberno-Norse penny

Coins were struck for the Norse kings of Dublin between 995 and 1150.   The coins are generally imitations of English pennies and this one is a copy of a long cross penny of Aethelraed II (841-849AD).  Another Hiberno-Norse coin found at Whithorn in 1911 is now in Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery.   The obverse shows a head facing left with a cross on its neck.  The reverse has a long cross with a stylised hand in two of the angles.
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WTCO005a; WTCO005b
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diameter 16mm, weight 0.83gm
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