​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Class 5b2

Nicole


Obv: hEIIRICUS REX III, with an I instead of a ligated N, i.e. the N has no crossbar.  Round eyes.  R1  X4?  First R in particular has a flamboyant tail to the wedge.


Rev: NIC/OLE/ONC/ANT - with ON & AN ligated, and pellet on the N in 4q. 


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........1429

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 32

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  C.359 sim.

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  199 (C.359)


Notes:  A common C/T type, but of interest due to the obverse spelling.  Image courtesy of Timeline Auctions - coin was part of lot 132, sold Feb 5th 2014.  

Coin ref# CNGB5013

CNGB5003

Class 5b2

Gilbert (The Archbishops' moneyer)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III'     Round eyes.


Rev: GIL/BERT/OHC/ANT - with ER, OH and AN ligated. Pellets on the Ns.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........389

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 19 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.297 

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  21


Notes:  This type is easy to spot as it is the only Gilbert 5b2 where the moneyers' name is fully contained within the first two quadrants. On most coins the T is in the 3rd quadrant.  Image courtesy of CNG.  Coin sold at auction 308, lot # 487

Class 5b2

Ion


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'.  Note a pellet before the "h".  Wedge-shaped R, round eyes. X type 4.


Rev: ION/ON/CAN/TER - with AN and ER ligated. Note the very large N in the 2q.  No pellets on the "N" s.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 377

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 24

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... C.318

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 40


Notes: A common 5b2 offered on Ebay - of some interest for the pellet before the "h".

Class 5b2

Gilbert


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'    - pellet on the N, fishtail style S, round eyes. R type 1.


Rev: Rev: GIL/BER/TOH/CAN - ornate R in 2q, OH and AN ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 389  
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 18
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.....C300 
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 22

Notes:   Of the 18 types described for the Brussels Hoard, five types (80 coins) had the ornate-tailed R. An Ebay sale in December 2015, ref # 221966147981 - coin now in the author's collection.

Coin ref# CNJN5010

CNGB5010

Class 5b2

Ion (John Terry)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'.   - NR ligated  Round eyes, R1/X4.  Pointed chin  Neck. 


Rev: IOH/ON/CAN/TER - pellet on 2q "N".

RIC: 8-9


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......377. 

Number of different C&T types in BH.......24 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... C.311

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


Notes:  Images courtesy of the finder of the 2015 Bridgnorth Area Hoard.  [Finder's ref # 90]

Coin Ref # CNJN5020

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

Canterbury,  Class 5b