‚ÄčThe Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin Ref # LNNN1007

As with the full pennies, the cut halves are sub-divided into those with a caul and those without. Additionally we have an Indeterminate Group for those coins which have been cut in an orientation that does not allow us to see the crown region.

Coin Ref # LNNN1044

a) Crowns with a Caul

Note: The "Coin Ref #" given below each coin relates to the specific coin not to the type of coin.  It is provided as an aid to communication for anyone wishing to refer to a specific coin on this website.

Coin Ref # LNNN1041

Coin Ref # LNNN1040

b) Crowns with No Caul

Class 1a - Cut half

No Moneyer


Obv: VS:REX - followed by star and crescent initial mark.


Rev: ANG/LIC - pellet on the "N", "LIC" is an error for "LIE".   RIC:9


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  4

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 3 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.....n/a 

Number of coins of this type in BH.........  0


Notes:  Although none of the few remaining 1a coins in the Brussels Hoard examined by Churchill and Thomas had this error, it had previously been recognised by one of the authors who has a specimen in his collection. Also see # LNNN1005 above.


Class 1a - Cut Halfpenny

No Moneyer (Nicole)


Obv:h(ENRICV)S REX, pellet on E.   5 pellets under crown. Strokes for beard.   Initial mark: star and crescent.  No colon before REX. No caul. This obverse die may be the same as that seen on two full pennies.


Rev: ANG/(LIE)/(TER)/CI',  AN & ER ligated. Pellet on N indicates C&T type L2.    RIC (Reverse Inner Circle): 9 pellets/quad. 


Notes:     A metal detecting find from Bury Hill, Sussex.   Image courtesy of an anonymous contributor.

I have yet to find any examples ... if you have one please contact me!

London Mint : Class 1a - Cut Halfpennies

Page updated: May 29th 2017

Class 1a - Cut half

No Moneyer


Obv: REX (IM) hE - the "E" of REX has a pellet.


Rev: ANG/LIE - with the E probably having a pellet. Mis-struck.


Notes:  Originally offered on Ebay mid-2015., re-listed March 2016.

Coin Ref # LNNN1006

Coin Ref # LNNN1110

c) Caul is Indeterminate

Class 1a - Cut Halfpenny

No Moneyer (Nicole)


Obv:[h]ENRICV[S REX], pellets on "E" and "N".   Class 1a indicated by the position of the V lining up with neckline on LH side of coin.


Rev: ANG/LIE/[TER/CI'],  AN ligated. No pellet on N.     RIC (Reverse Inner Circle): 8 pellets/quad. Note the clear small pellets at the centre of each group of three.


Notes:     A metal detecting find by "Tinner", found in Wiltshire early 2016.

Class 1a - Cut Halfpenny

No Moneyer (Nicole)


Obv: hENRI[CVS REX], pellet on E & N.  Strokes for beard.   Initial mark: star and crescent, with 5-pointed star.   No caul. 


Rev: [ANG]/LIE/TER/[CI']   ER ligated.   RIC (Reverse Inner Circle): 9 pellets/quad. 


Notes:     A metal detecting find from the Salisbury area.   In order to distinguish this as class 1a rather than 1b one needs to look at the position of the letter "I" as illustrated on the diagram below.

Class 1a - Cut Halfpenny

No Moneyer (Nicole)


Obv:(h)ENRICV(S REX)

Rev: (ANG/LIE)/TER/CI',  AN & ER ligated.    RIC: 7


Notes:   One can recognise this as a class 1a coin by the position of the letter V aligned with the second neckline.  C&T type L.4.


Image courtesy of Halls Hammered Coins.