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Imitations of class 5 VLC pennies are the most numerous in the Brussels hoard. Again, London and Canterbury are the predominant mints imitated, though there are class 5 imitations of some of the provincial mints, despite the fact that these mints were not operating at the time class 5 coins were being minted; examples include Gloucester and Wilton.
Notes: Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned Feb 11th 2015, part of lot # 63. Provenance: Jim Sazama collection.
Obv: Pellets either side of III. No necklines. Small pellet above the central fleur. "h" is actually an "I" plus a crescent. Round eyes. No necklines… unusual for 5a-c/5g imitations.
Rev: Retrograde legend: NIC/OLE/ONL/VND spelt backwards.
Note: Spinks Auction 25/09/2013, part of lot #227. [RP-1718].
Obv: hENRICVS REX III' - NR ligated, unusual bust appearance, unlike normal English types.
pelleted crown-band (as in some Irish issues).
Rev: NIC/OLC/ONL/VND - q1 "C" displaced downward, in the 2q a"C" instead of an "E", NL & ND ligated. RIC: 6-7
Weight........................................... 1.24 gm
Notes: Coin courtesy of Roy Norris, and purchased from Saxbys. Coin appears to most likely be a continental imitation rather than a forgery.