​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin Ref # CNJN5006

Class 5d3/5e Mule

Gilbert


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'      

   

Rev: GIL/BE[R]/[TON]/C.AN

RIC: 10-12


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........40   
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2   
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... C.534
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 18 

Notes: Coin cracked (~1pm on obverse). There were 95 5d3/5e coins in the Brussels Hoard, from five moneyers - coins of Gilbert are the commonest, followed by Ion and Willem.  Those of Robert and Walter are rare. Images courtesy of DNW, coin auctioned 16th Sept. 2014, lot 2311.

Coin Ref # CNWM5004

Class 5d3/5e

Jon

Obv: hENRICVS REX III     N is reversed. 

Letter types: X5/R3

Rev: ION/ON/CHN/TER - with pellets on Ns in 2q and 3q, HN & ER ligated.   RIC: 9 pellets/quad.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  34

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  C.536

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  34


Notes:  Image courtesy of DNW, auction April 2nd 2014, Lot # 270.

Coin Ref # CNGB5012

CNWM5006

CNNC5006

CNWM5017

Class 5d3/5e

Gilbert


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   - with N reversed, no ligations. Characteristic crown type. Pellets between hair curls, necklines. Oval eyes. 


Rev: GIL/BER/TON/CAN - with AN ligated.

RIC: 9 


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........40   
Number of different C&T types in BH.......2
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....C.535
Number of coins of this type in BH..........22
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Notes: Coin offered at fixed price of £320 on Ebay, April 2015.  

Coin Ref # CNWM5011

CNWM5005

Class 5d2

Willem


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'.   - NR ligated. Crown style indicative of class 5d2, though design is fairly crude, with beard a mixture of fine strokes and pellets.


Rev: WIL/[LEM]/ONk/AN - Nk ligated, both "N"s reversed. RIC: ~ 11


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........95 

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...C.529 

Number of coins of this type in BH..........44  


Notes:  Images courtesy of the finder of the 2015 Bridgnorth Area Hoard.  [Finder's ref # 59]

Class 5d3/5e

Ion


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   N is reversed, pellet before III. Distinctive crown with split crown-band.   


Rev: ION/ON/CAN/[TER] - AN is ligated. pellets on "N"s in 2q/3q.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 34  
Number of different C&T types in BH......... 1   
Churchill & Thomas Type ...................... C.536
Number of coins of this type in BH..........  34

Notes: Images courtesy of Mike Vosper - coin #35 - with obverse die O.15, reverse die R.21 in his scheme.

Class 5d3/5e Mule

Gilbert


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   
Rev: GIL/BER/TON/C.AN

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH....... 40  
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2   
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.534
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 18


Notes: Coin offered on Ebay at £320 in July 2015, though I don't know whether it was sold.

5d2

Willem


Obv: hENRICUS REX III:  - with NR ligated. Possible trace of another letter between the "C" & the "V".  

Rev: WIL/LEM/ONk/AN - with "Nk" ligated, and 3q/4q "N"s reversed.  The "A" has a single bar though some coins of this type have multiple bars.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 95  
Number of different C&T types in BH.......  3  
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.529
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 44


Notes: Images courtesy of Mike Vosper; his coin #29 (Obv. die O.14, reverse die R.15) - see his website article.

CNJN5005

CNNC5005

Coin Ref Number: CNGB5008

Class 5d1

Willem


Obv: hENRICUS REX III' - EN ligated, with the N reversed, triple pellets in the legend before REX. "Fuzzy" beard of two rows of differently sized pellets.

Rev: WIL/LEN/EON/kAN - EN in 2q ligated, with N reversed (it should be an "M"), 2N" in 3q reversed and followed by a pellet, AN in 4q ligated, with the N reversed.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 4  
Number of different C&T types in BH.......  4  
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.520
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 3


Notes: Images courtesy of Mike Vosper (his coin #15, obv. die O.5, reverse die R.4).  For further details see his websitearticle.

CNWM5007

Coin Ref # CNWM5022

Coin Ref # CNWM5012

Class 5d2

Willem


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   

Rev: WIL/LEM/EON/KAN - AN ligated, both "n"s reversed.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........95  
Number of different C&T types in BH.......3    
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...C.528
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 22 


Notes: Images courtesy of Mike Vosper (Coin #21) Obv die O.8, reverse die R.10.

Coin Ref # CNGB5011

Page updated: 6th January 2016

CNRT5002

Class 5d1/5d2 mule

Ion


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   EN ligated, N is reversed. Crude irregular pellet beard.  Very similar to the 5d1 of William (CNWM5004) shown on this page. 


Rev: IOh/ON/k(lis)/AN - this reverse spelling is recorded for some class 5d2 coins in the Brussels Hoard.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........0    
Churchill & Thomas Type .................. n/a
 

Notes: Images courtesy of DNW, coin auctioned 17th Sept., 2014. Lot # 2310. Ex Jim Sazama collection. One of the most expensive Canterbury 5d coins sold to date.

Coin Ref # CNJN5011

Class 5c3/5d1

Willem


Obv: hENRICUS REX III' 


Rev: WIL/LEM/EON/kAN, 4q N reversed.  Crude lettering.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........37 

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.....C.513  

Number of coins of this type in BH..........29

Weight ..................................................1.47 gm 


Notes: Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned Feb 11th 2015, part of lot # 64

Provenance: Jim Sazama collection.

Class 5d3/5e

Willem

Obv: hENRICVS REX III'     N is reversed. 

          Letter types: X5/R3

Rev: WIL/LEM/ONC/ANT- with AN ligated, pellet      on last N.   RIC: 9 pellets/quad.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  18

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  2

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  C.540

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 17


Notes:  Image courtesy of DNW.   Auction 6th February, 2013, Lot #84, ex Baldwin auction 38, 4th Oct 2004, lot # 182.

Class 5d2

Nicole


Rev: NIC/hOL/EON/kAN - with first N reversed. 

        RIC: ~ 10 pellets/quad.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  20

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...  C.524

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  6


Notes: Both sides struck off-centre.  Images courtesy of DNW, Auction held 11th June 2014, Lot #  291.

Class 5d1

Nicole

Obv: hENRICVS REX III     Note XIII to left of sceptre, not the usual III only.  Coarse bust. Round eyes,  Letter types: X5/R3

Rev: NIC/hOL/EON/kAN - with both Ns reversed. Unusual reverse spelling.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  11

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  C.516

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  11


Notes:  Weak strike, small bend to edge of flan from strike, very fine and scarce, one of only four in the Brussels Hoard.  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London.  Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2440

Class 5c3/5d1

Roberd


Rev: ROB/ERD/ON/kAN, B retrograde.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  13

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  C.511

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


Notes:  An important mule - providing evidence for linking class 5d with 5c coins. Image courtesy of DNW, auction 18th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2314.   

Canterbury

Classes 5d & 5e


The enigmatic class 5d and 5e coins found in the Brussels Hoard are mainly from Canterbury (504 coins) and then London (168 coins). There were only 9 from Bury.  Issued around 1256-58, the reason for their unusual appearance is not yet understood.


Class 5d3

Willem

Obv: hENRICVS REX III     N is reversed. 

Letter types: X5/R3

Rev: WIL/LEM/O[Nk/AN]   RIC: 9-10 pellets/quad.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 32 

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 1 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... C.533 

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 32


Notes:  Image courtesy of CNG. Auction # 308, lot # 493.

Class 5d2

Willem


Obv: Unusual bust and single crown band.  Obverse die O.9 in the Vosper scheme.


Rev: WIL/LEM/ONK/AN   Note unusual Cant spelling, also note reverse-barred Ns.  Rev die R.11


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  95

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  C.529

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  44


Notes:  Ex Mike Vosper Coll'n. Image courtesy of Mike Vosper.   [RP-1612]