​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin Ref # CNWM4004

Coin Ref # CNNC4005

Coin Ref # CNWM4001

Coin Ref # CNNC4003

Coin Ref # CNNC4002

Coin Ref # CNNC4001


RIC: The Canterbury 4ab coins shown here all have about 13 or about 16 pellets per quadrant comprising the inner circle on the reverse.


Class 4ab

Willem


Obv: hENRICUS REX III     Mintmark 5.2

Rev: WIL/LEM/ONC/ANT  RIC: 17/15?/?/? avg ~16


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 7

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.206

Number of coins of this type in BH............3


Notes: Image courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, auction 6th Feb 2013,lot 77. Provenance: W.J. Conte Collection

Class 4ab

Jon (John Terry) 


Obv: hENRICUS REX III  REX to the left of the sceptre.  Central Fleur crown ornament, with pellet end ornaments. Mintmark unclear.

          

Rev: ION/ON/CAN/TER - Note that the Ns in 1st and 2nd quadrants are reversed. RIC: 13?/14/13?/14, avg ~ 13.5


C/T type: C.202


Notes: a rare class 4ab of Jon.  Only one of these coins was present in the Brussels Hoard. Pitted surface probably indicates a metal detecting find. 

Provenance: From the Brussels Hoard, 1908; R.C. Lockett Collection, Part I, Glendining Auction, 6-9 June 1955, lot 1205(part); CNG Mailbid Sale 35, 20 September 1995 (1567). Recently sold in DNW Auction, Dec 4th 2013, lot 2322. 

Class 4ab

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX III    

          

Rev: NIC/OLE/ONC/ANT  3rd quadrant N has a pellet on the crossbar... hence C.203 not C.204.

RIC: 15?/16?/16/?/15?, avg ~ 15.5


C/T type: C.203


Notes: Class 4ab: a scarce coin with only 20 class 4ab Canterbury coins found in the Brussels Hoard - eight of them being from Nicole. This coin image courtesy of Simon Hall; coin sold by Halls Hammered Coins, May 2014.

Class 4ab

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX.III'   Poorly struck; legend weak in parts, bust double struck. Initial mark does not appear to have the usual 8 points.


Rev: NIC/OLE/ONC/ANT - ON & AN ligated, pellet on 3q N, not 4q N.  RIC: 15-16.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........  8  
Number of different C&T types in BH.......  2  
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.204
Number of coins of this type in BH..........  5


Notes: Images courtesy of the finder of the 2015 Bridgenorth Area Hoard.  [Finder's ref # 65]

Page updated: Nov 4th 2016

Class 4ab

Willem


Another example of C.206. This fragment spotted on Ebay - sold by a vendor who clearly failed to recognise it's scarcity. Obverse looks to be very similar to that of CNWM40001 above. Note the central fleur floating above the crown-band. 

Class 4ab

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX III    Mintmark 5.1

          

Rev: NIC/OLE/ONC/ANT  3rd quadrant N has no pellet on the crossbar.   RIC: 16/17/15/?, avg: 16


C/T type: C.204


Notes: Class 4ab: a scarce coin with only 20 class 4ab Canterbury coins found in the Brussels Hoard - eight of them being from Nicole. Two types are documented for Nicole, the other type, with two examples in BH, having a pellet on the crossbar of the N in the 4th quadrant of the reverse legend. Three other moneyers had 4ab coins in the hoard: Gilbert, the Archbishops' moneyer (4), Ion (1), and William (7).

Class 4ab

Gilbert (Gilbert of Bonnington, the Archbishop’s moneyer)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III - with pellet before III, note the unusually thin lettering and thin sceptre.   Mintmark 5.1


Rev: GIL/BER/TON/CAI - with pellet on N crossbar in 3rd quadrant.  Fourth quadrant is probably showing absence or weak strike of diagonal on a ligated N.

RIC: 13/?/14/13, Avg ~13


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

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.199

Number of coins of this type in BH............2


Notes: Dark tone, good very fine, one of only four in the Brussels Hoard.​ Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London.  Coin was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2439 

Class 4ab

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX III   Mintmark 5.2

          

Rev: NIC/OLE/ONC/ANT  3rd quadrant N has a pellet on the crossbar.  RIC: ?/16/?/? - avg ~16


C/T type: C.203


Notes: Another example.  This one sold at Timeline auction, 30th November 2011,

Lot # 225.  Ex David Nelsen collection.