​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Class 3a1

Jon

 

Obv: Bearded portrait facing, hENRICVS REX​ III - note a pellet after REX.  Mintmark 3. Minor necklines. Eyes: Pellets in crescents.


Rev:  IOH/OHS/EDM/VHD


C/T sub-type: Bur.9


Notes:  Yet another example of Bur.9. This one auctioned by Spink, June 2016, lot #622c, ex Lord Stewartby.

BYJN3075

Coin Ref # BYJN3003

Class 3a2

Jon

 

Obv: Bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX​: III - note there is a colon after REX, necklines. Mintmark 3*.

Round eyes (3c?).


Note the difference in S type between classes 3a1 above and this 3a2 coin.


Rev:  IOH/OHS/EDM/VND, with ED and ND ligated.


C/T sub-type: Bur.13 (Eaglen die 274)


Notes: More common than 3a1; 129 3a2 specimens examined by Eaglen, in eight different types, this being one of the least common types, with only ten specimens present..

Light tone, very fine.  Image courtesy of A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, London, coin ex Brussels Hoard and sold at Baldwin's Auction #77, Sept. 2012, Lot #2446

Coin Ref # BYJN3008

Coin Ref # BYJN3007

Coin Ref # BYJN3006

Coin Ref # BYJN3005

Coin Ref # BYJN3004

Coin Ref # BYJN3001

Coin Ref # BYJN3002

Class 3a2

Jon

 

Obv: Bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX III' - note a colon after REX.  Necklines. Eyes: pellets in crescents. MM 3*.


Rev:  IOH/OHS/EOM/VND, with EO and ND ligated. 

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 129

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 8

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Bur.14

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 13


Notes: Image courtesy of DNW - coin sold in DNW Auction April 2nd 2014, part of lot 266.

 

Class 3ab1

Jon

 

Obv: Bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX III - note there is a pellet after REX, no necklines. Mintmark 3.

Eyes: pellets in crescents.

Rev:  ION/ONS/CDM/VND, with ND ligated. Pellet on x-bar of first N, and possibly the second N. 

C/T sub-type: Bur.20 (Eaglen die 262​)


Notes: 23 3ab1 coins examined by Eaglen, 15 of this type.  Good fine and scarce​.  Image courtesy of A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, London, coin ex Brussels Hoard and​ sold at Baldwin's Auction #77, Sept. 2012, Lot #2447

Class 3ab2

Jon

 

Obv: Bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX III' - note a pellet after REX.  Irregular star initial mark.

Rev:  IOH/ONS/EDM/VND, with ND ligated. Clear pellet on x-bar of last N.     Mintmark 2 !

C/T sub-type: Bur.22 (Eaglen die 263)


Notes: Weak in centre both sides, otherwise very fine, toned  Image courtesy of A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, London, coin ex Brussels Hoard and sold at Baldwin's Auction #77, Sept. 2012, Lot #2448

 

Class 3a2

Jon

 

Obv: Ion of Bury St Edmunds mint,  portrait facing, *hEHRICVS REX III’ Colon after REX.   Mintmark 3* ,though ends of points appear to be slightly rounded - If interpreted as being rounded points then this would be mintmark 4.2 of class 3c which, for Bury coins in the Brussels Hoard, is four times scarcer than 3a2.  Necklines. Eyes: pellets in crescents.
 
Rev:  IOH/OHS’/EOM/VND - with ND ligated.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 129

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 8

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Bur.14

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 13


Notes:   Image courtesy of CNG, Auction #279, Lot # 869, 16th May 2012.

Class 3a1

Jon

 

Obv: Bearded portrait facing, hENRICVS REX​ III - note there is a pellet after REX.  Mintmark 3. Minor necklines. Eyes: Pellets in crescents.


Rev:  IOH/OHS/EDM/VHD


C/T sub-type: Bur.9


Notes:  Another example of Bur.9. This one sold by CNG auction 279, lot 855, May 2012.

Class 3a1

Jon

 

Obv: Bearded portrait facing, hENRICVS REX​ III - note there is a pellet after REX. Also note another similar variety exists (Bur.8) with hEHRICVS instead. Mintmark 3.  Minor necklines. Eyes: pellets in crescents.


Rev:  IOH/OHS/EDM/VHD   RIC:7-8


C/T sub-type: Bur.9


Notes:  Of 45 3a1 Bury coins examined by Eaglen there were five different types present, of which this was the commonest with 19 specimens. A little off-centre and ragged flan. Image courtesy of A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, London, coin ex Brussels Hoard and offered at Baldwin's Auction #77, Sept. 2012, Lot #2445

Class 3a2

Jon

 

Obv: Bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX III' - note a colon after REX. No necklines.  Eyes: pellets in crescents. MM 3*.


Rev:  IOH/ONS/EOM/VHD, with ON, EO and ND ligated. 

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 129

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 8

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Bur.15

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 10


Notes: Image courtesy of CNG. Auction 16th May 2012. Lot #862.  Sold by Baldwins 1986, coin being from the Brussels Hoard.

 

Bury St. Edmunds 

Class 3a, 3ab