​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 


Class 5h


Obv: hENRICUS REX III - NR ligated. Central fleur is disconnected.  

Rev: ROB/ERT/ONC/ANT  AN ligated.

Notes: Issued after the Brussels Hoard was sealed. Corroded - probably a metal detecting find. Images courtesy of Historic Coinage.

Coin Ref # CNRT5507

Coin Ref # CNRG5502

Coin ref # CNRT5509

Class 5h?


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'     Remnant central fleur sits on crown band, possibly the stacked cannon-ball type of 5h.    Pointed chin.  Late 5g or 5h.

Rev: ROB/[ERT]/ONC/ANT. ON & AN ligated, probably ER too. No pellets on the "N"s.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... None

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  N/A

Notes: Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned Feb 11th 2015 as part of lot #229. Provenance: J. Sazama Collection.

Coin Ref # CNRT5508

Class 5h


Obv: hENRICVS REX III     R type 3, X type 5. Central fleur - no central stem, see photo enlargement.

Note pointed jaw, pronounced eye-brows, no necklace.

Rev: RIC/ARD/ONC/ANT - with AR and possibly other letters ligated.   RIC: 8

Notes:   Image courtesy of Hall's Hammered Coins, ref # HHC-2384.

Class 5h

Roger (Roger le Assuar)

Obv: hENRICVS REX III - NR ligated.    Central fleur consists of three stacked pellets, see photo enlargement. Note pointed jaw, pronounced eye-brows, no necklace.

Rev: ROG/ER/OHC/ANT - Ornate tail to the letter R, with several pellets in the legend.  OH and AN are ligated.  RIC: 7 - 8.5

Notes: Very rare.  A late coin of class 5h - as Roger received his dies c.1275 - hence this is a posthumous issue of Henry III.

Image courtesy of DNW. Coin sold in auction December 2014 for record price of £2,170 incl. commission etc.  Coin is ex. Jim Sazama.


Classes 5h & 5i

Coin Ref # CNRT5511

Class 5h

Robert (son of Robert the Elder)

Obv: hENRICUS [REX] III'.   - NR ligated. Oval eyes. Disjointed central fleur indicates 5h not 5g.


Notes: Ebay sale, July 2015. Ebay # 252011471940 .


Class 5h


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   NR ligated. Central fleur of three stacked pellets.  


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........None, as Brussels Hoard deposited before issue of 5h coins.  

Notes: A very rare coin. Images courtesy of DNW, coin auctioned 18th March 2015, lot #402. Ex Jim Sazama collection.

Class 5h

Robert on Canterbury



Notes: Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned Feb 11th 2015, part of lot 226

Provenance: Jim Sazama collection.