​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin Ref # CNNC3002

Class 3ab1

Nicole 


Obv: hENRICVS REX III - with possible pellet before III. NR ligated.  Initial mark type mm2.


Rev: NIC/OLE/ONC/ANT - with  ON & AN ligated.  

RIC: 7-8 pellets in each quadrant of inner circle.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........193 

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 10

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  C.98

Number of coins of this type in BH............ 95


Notes: Seven of the ten types are spelt HIC not NIC, however this NIC 3ab1 type is the commonest.   Image courtesy of Halls Hammered Coins.

Class 3bc

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX III' - pellet after REX, ENR ligated.  Initial mark 4.  Minor necklines. Three outer pellets either side of central chin pellet. S style is very different to the fishtail style seen on some 3bc coins.

Rev: [NI]C/OLE/ONC/ANT- with ON and AN ligated.  No pellets on the "N"s. RIC: 7-8 p/q.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH...... 183    
Number of different C&T types in BH.......8   
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.141?
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 53

Notes: Ebay, Sept. 2016. Coin now in author's collection.

Class 3bc

Gilbert  


Obv: hENRICVS REX III - with pellet before III. ENR ligated.  Class 3b type bust shape. Initial mark type 4.1(rounded points rather than sharp).


Rev: GIL/BER/TON/CAN - with ER, ON & AN ligated.  

RIC: 7-8 pellets in each quadrant of inner circle.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 87

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 4

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.111 var

Number of coins of this type in BH............63 


Notes: Coin sold on Ebay, July 2014, for £37.

Class 3a2

Gilbert 


Obv: hENRICVS REX III - with colon before III. NR ligated.  Initial mark type mm3.


Rev: GIL/BER/TON/CAN - ER, on & AN ligated..

RIC: 7.5-8 pellets in each quadrant.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 52

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  5

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.69

Number of coins of this type in BH...........30 

Weight ........................................... 1.41 gm


Notes: Ex Lord Stewartby, coin auctioned by Spink, June 2016, lot # 623b.

Class 3bc 

Gilbert, Canterbury. 


Obv: hENRICUS R(EX I)II' - with ENR ligated.   


Rev: GIL/BER/TOH/CAN - with ER, OH AND CAN ligated


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 40
Number of different C&T types in BH.......   5
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... C.130 sim
Number of coins of this type in BH...........  3


Notes: Coin offered on Ebay, Jan. 2015, ex Saxbys. Coin not in great shape, but a scarce type. C.130 supposedly only has AN ligated, but this penny has CAN ligated.

Coin Ref # CNGB3001

Coin Ref: CNGB3077

Class 3a1

Gilbert 


Obv: hENRICVS REX III - with pellet before III. NR ligated.  Initial mark type mm3.


Rev: GIL/BER/TOH/CAN - no ligations.

RIC: 8 pellets in each quadrant.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 33

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.50 

Number of coins of this type in BH........... 4

Weight ........................................... 1.43 gm


Notes: Ex Lord Stewartby, coin auctioned by Spink, June 2016, lot # 623a.

Page updated: Nov 9th 2016

Coin Ref # CNGB3004

Coin Ref # CNNC3180

Coin Ref: CNGB3076

For information on the form of the reverse legend please refer to Research Note #4.

Canterbury Mint, Classes 3a to 3bc