​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

BYJS5504

Class 5h 

Iohs  (John de Bernedisse)


Obverse:  hENRICVS REX III – with NR ligated, almond-shaped eyes,  low central fleur is represented by three stacked pellets ("cannonballs").


Reverse:  IOH/SON/SCN/TED - with CN & ON ligated. Raised pellet after D.  RIC:8


Notes:A different Jon to the one whose last coins at Bury were of class 5a3. This Jon was appointed to the mint after deposit of the Brussels Hoard.  

This coin was sold on Ebay October 2014.

Quite a scarce coin - a damaged one was sold by DNW in 2013, and another discovered in Cumbria in 2012 is recorded on the PAS database, record LANCUM-A50AF4.

Page updated: April 4th 2019

Class 5i 

Iohs  (John de Bernedisse)


Obverse:  hENRICVS RE/X [III] – with ENR ligated, almond-shaped eyes,  poorly developed central fleur above the crownband, two pellets below the crown-band.


Reverse:  IOH/S.ON/SEN/TED - with EN & ON ligated.   RIC:~9


Weight: ................................... 1.15 gm


Notes: Sold by Spink in the June 2016 auction of the Stewartby collection, lot 704. Stewartby pl.4, 78 this coin.  Provenance:
L A Lawrence, Glendining, 14 March 1951, lot 441 (sold for 10 guineas)
Dr Lubran collection
C Firth, Spink 6, 10-11 October 1979, lot 523
R J Eaglen, DNW, 15 March 2005, lot 1693


Class 5i 

Iohs  (John de Bernedisse)


Obverse:  hENRICVS REX [III] – with ENR ligated, almond-shaped eyes,  well-developed central fleur above the crownband, four or 5 pellets below the crown-band.


Reverse:  IOH/SON/SEN/TE[D] - with EN & ON ligated.   RIC:8


Notes: A 2019 metal detecting find from the Salisbury area. Images courtesy of the finder, Stephen Grey.


This coin has a  bust appearance somewhat similar to the Craig Slater coin, BYJS5525, shown above. But a perhaps significant difference is that this coin has ENR ligated.

Class 5g

Ion (John de Burnedisse)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III    Fairly rounded chin, with a out prominent central chin pellet. Well-formed central fleur present.


Rev: IOh'/S:ON/SEN/T.ED with ON and EN ligated, pellet on 3q "N"  RIC: 9


Notes:  Images courtesy of an anonymous collector, ex Dr. Robin Eaglen Collection.

Bury St. Edmunds,  Classes 5g, 5h & 5i, Jon


Class 5h 

Iohs  (John de Bernedisse)


Obverse:  hENRICVS REX III – with NR ligated, almond-shaped eyes,  low central fleur is represented by three stacked pellets with a stalk to the left side pellet (see enlargement).


Reverse:  IOH/SON/SEN/TED - with CN & ON ligated. Raised pellet after D.  RIC:~8  

The "h" ithe first quadrant has a forked tail - this style of h is sometimes seen on 5g coins.


Notes: A scarce coin - this is the damaged example that was sold by DNW in 2013.  Auction 18th September 2013, lot 1247 - coin was estimated to sell for £200-300 but only fetched a hammer price of £100, no doubt reflecting the damaged state of the piece. 

BYJS5506

Coin ref# BYJN5506

BYJN5571

Class 5g

Ion (John de Burnedisse)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III    Pointed chin, with prominent central chin pellet. Central fleur present.


Rev: IOH/OHS/ENT/EDI -OH and EN ligated, 4q unclear.


No coins of this class & moneyer in the Brussels Hoard - John de Burnedisse probably appointed too late for inclusion in the hoard.


Notes: Eaglen No. 339 (5g dies D/d). Scarce coin.  Images courtesy of A. Gillis. 

Coin Ref # BYJS5525

Coin ref# BYJN5507

Class 5i. 

Iohs  (John de Bernedisse)


Obverse:  hENRICVS REX III – with NR ligated, almond-shaped eyes,  low central fleur. Heavy eye-brows. Pointed chin. 


Reverse:  IOH/SON/SEN/TED - with ON, EN and ED ligated.  RIC:7-8.


Notes:  This coin featured on Ebay in Feb. 2016.  A metal detecting find from Blyth in Lincs. Images courtesy of Craig Slater.

Class 5g

Ion (John de Burnedisse)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III    Pointed chin, with prominent central chin pellet. Well-formed central fleur present.


Rev: IOH/OHS/ENT/EDI -OH and EN ligated


Notes: Eaglen No. 339 (5g dies D/d).   Images courtesy of an anonymous collector.

BYJS5505

The coins of John de Bernedisse were issued too late to be included in the Brussels Hoard.

Coin ref# BYJN5527

Class 5g

Ion (John de Burnedisse)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III    Pointed chin, with prominent central chin pellet. Small central fleur present.


Rev: IOH/ONS/EIH/TED - with no ligations.


No coins of this class & moneyer were found in the Brussels Hoard - John de Burnedisse was probably appointed too late for inclusion in the hoard.


Notes: Eaglen die 336.   Images courtesy of Mark Winiger [MW-2437]

Coin ref# BYJN5573