​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin Ref: CIF-3021

Coin Ref: CIF-3047

Coin Ref # CIF3024    

Class 3 Imitation
Willem, London


Obv:  No sceptre, class 3 imitation, no colon. hENRICUS REX III’  Oval eyes.  mm4. No necklines.


Rev: WIL/LEM/(L)VN/DOH – EM & OH ligated.  (London/William)


Notes: We can tell immediately that this is an imitation as William did not commence minting at London until class 5c.  There were about a dozen class 3 imitations in the Brussels Hoard relating to William at London or Canterbury – none had this exact spelling.  Image courtesy of DNW, coin was offered at auction in Sept 2012 but withdrawn unsold, later sold by DNW in 2014. Appears to be from the same dies as CIF-3047.

Coin Ref # CIF3001   

Class 3 Imitation

Davi, London


Obv: hENRICVS REX III' - with NR ligated. Crude central fleur. No punctuation marks after REX. Class 3ab style bust - very similar to CIF-3047 and possibly the same die. IM type 4.


Rev: DAV/IOA/LVN/DEN - EN ligated.  RIC: 9.

Notes: Images courtesy of Glenn Schaap, this coin was one of 3 from lot 2936  auctioned by WAG, auction 67, 17-18 September, 2013.

Coin Ref: CIF-3048

Class 3 imitation

London, Henry


Obv: Unusual legend - hEHRIEVSREXH - with HR ligated and no colon in the legend. Bust has an "ape-like" appearance. Unusual shaped initial mark.


Rev: hEN/RIO/NLV/NDE - EN, NL and ND ligated. The 3rd quadrant NL is unusual - instead of a pellet on the N cross-bar we see a small letter X.

Notes: A very fine example. Images courtesy of DNW - coin auctioned Feb 11th 2015. Lot # 230 - coin #2.

CIF-3010

CIF-3008

CIF-3011

Class 3 imitation

London, unknown moneyer.


Obv: hEHRICVS REX IIII' - Note Henry 4th not 3rd! Also note a pellet after REX, not a colon. Indistinct initial mark.


Rev: DOI/DOI/LVH/DNI or sim.    RIC: 9


Weight .......................................... 1.44 gm

Notes:  Images courtesy of DNW - coin auctioned Dec 8th 2014, part of lot # 2592. (North, BNJ 1995, 31, this coin; cf. N 984; cf. S 1359)

Page updated: July 15th 2017

Class 3 Imitation

Willem, London


Obv: hEHRICVS REX III' - with no pellet or colon after REX, bust similar to class 3ab shape. Narrow but thick crown-band.  IM similar to English type 4.


Rev: WIL/LEM/[L?]VN/DOH - with EM & OH ligated. RIC: 8.5-9.

Notes: Images courtesy of Glenn Schaap, this coin was one of 3 from lot 2936  auctioned by WAG, auction 67, 17-18 September, 2013. Appears to be from the same dies as CIF-3021

CIF-3007

Class 3 Cont. Imitation

Non-Colon type, Henri, London



Obv: Unusual legend: hEHRICUS [RE]XC·CI'   Bust appearance not one of the usual English types. mm3 but with raised rounded center.


Rev: hEN/RIO/___/NDE - with ND ligated.


BH: A number of different class 3 imitations with this reverse legend.


Notes: Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auction Feb 11th 2015, Lot 229, #1 of 7.

Provenance: Jim Sazama collection.

​​Imitation of Henri of London


Obv:  No sceptre, class 3 imitation, no colon. hENRICUS REX III’ is somewhat blundered with some letters retrograde.  Oval eyes.  Mintmark more like a pellet, possibly with very small points. No necklines.


Rev: hCI/RIO/NLV/NDE


Notes: BNJ 1995 #45.  Image courtesy of DNW, coin offered at auction in June 2014 as part of lot 296.

​​Imitation of Nicole of London


Obv:  No sceptre, class 3 imitation, no colon. hENRICUS REX III’  Pellet on S, pellet after X. Round eyes.  6 rayed mintmark. Low central fleur. Necklines.


Rev: HIC/OIC/OIL/VND (= NICOLE ON LVND)


Notes:  An example of a good imitation. North BNJ 1995 #42. Image courtesy of DNW, coin was sold at auction in April 2014, as part of lot #272.

​​Imitation of Henri of London


Obv:  No sceptre, class 3 imitation, no colon. The normal hENRICUS REX III’ legend is somewhat blundered, with a single pellet after  REX and a further single pellet after the 2nd I of III.  Round eyes.  Mintmark a little unclear but appears to have five points not six. Necklines.


Rev: hEN/RIO/NLV/NDE - with EN and ND ligated.


Notes: Appears similar to a class 3c coin, with reverse text a better imitation than the obverse text. North BNJ 1995 # 35. 
Image courtesy of DNW, coin was sold at auction in April 2014, as part of lot #271.


b) Coins with Colons (Between REX & III)


a) London Coins without Colons 

Continental Imitations : Class 3 - London