This Gal Gael king reigned for a period of 46 years, during which the kingdom of Dublin experienced both good and bad times. He also joined in Viking raids all over Ireland, among which in Meath, Wicklow and Ulster. Possibly he also plundered in Wales. Besides he also waged a war with the rivaling Viking kingdoms of Cork and Waterford.
Sigtygg was a religious Christian. In 1028 he went as a pelgrim to Rome and was possibly the erector of the Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin.
This coin is a replica of an original minted during his reign. Coins like this were excavated all over the British Isles. Originals are part of the collection of the National Museum of Ireland, Hunterian Museum and Glasgow University. This replica is made of pewter.
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