​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

​​​Imitation of Richard of Hereford

Page updated: March 15th 2017

​Obv: Note the unusual initial mark, having a shield above the central fleur.  Pointed chin, oval eyes, thick crownband. No necklines.


Rev: RIC/ARD/ONh/ERE - AR,NH & ER ligated.
Note that each quadrant has only a single pellet rather than the usual three.    ​RIC: 7


CT Type ........................................ 3.242/3.244

Weight ................................................. 0.96 gm


Notes: Images of a coin in the British Museum Collection, BM ref # 1938,1104.77.



​​​Imitation of Richard of Hereford


Another example of the coin above, but this one having a more rounded chin.


1.14g/7h (Berghaus p.6). 

Provenance: Spink Auction 195, 26 June 2008, lot 668, ex  Jim Sazama.

CIF-3041


Obv: hEHRICVS R[...........]  IM appears more like a type 2 than the expected type 3.


​Rev: R[IC/A]RD/OHW/HLI - with OH ligated. RIC: 7-9


C/T type ............ 3.285?


Notes: The initial mark, the lettering, and the general appearance of the coin indicate this is a continental imitation. Images courtesy of Mark Winiger.



 

CIF-3006

CIF 3005

​​​Imitation of Richard of Wallingford

 WORK IN PROGRESS!

CIF-3035

​​Imitation of Jon of Gloucester


Obv:  No sceptre, class 3 imitation, no colon. hENRICUS REX III’.  Oval eyes.  Mintmark type 3, 6 points. Necklines.


Rev: ION/ON/ELO/VCE - with pellet on N in 2nd quadrant. This die appears to be the same as that as on a class 5 imitation Gloucester shown elsewhere on this website.


Notes:  Image courtesy of DNW, coin offered at auction in June 2014 - lot 298.


b) Provincial Mints - Coins with Colons 


a) Provincial Mints - Coins without Colons 

Continental Imitations : Class 3 - Provincial Mints


Scarcer than coins of London or Canterbury, and some statistics will be added in due course.