Notes: Genuine English Roberd on Canterbury 5c coins are scarce - and one wonders how scarce this imitation might be. Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned Feb 11th 2015, part of lot # 63 Provenance: Jim Sazama collection.
Obv: hENRICUS REX III - NR is ligated, and the N reversed.
Rev: HIC/OLH/DNB/ANT - the 2q "L" is inverted, NB and AN ligated. Bust of coarse appearance. Pellets below the two hair curls either side of bust.
Notes: Ebay # 351375005237 April-june 2015 - Advertised by John Newman Coins as "Buy it Now" at £220.
Coin Ref # CIF5070
Coin reference: CIF5018
Coin reference: CIF5023
Obv: Fairly realistic class 5 with wedge tailed R and X type 4 - oval eyes - imitating sub-class 5c2.
Rev: NI/ON/ON/CAI or similar
Note: Image courtesy of DNW - coin auctioned 11th June 2014. Part of lot # 297. Overall a good imitation of a genuine Henry III penny, with the reverse lettering being the give-away.
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.
Coins below are arranged alphabetically by moneyer....
Coin reference: CIF5021
Obv: Prominent central fleur. Necklines. Inner circle continues over crown as plain line. Shaped crown-band with large pellet end ornaments. Round eyes. Pellets in field outside hair curls. Large central beard pellet.
Rev: NIC/OLE/ONC/ONT - ON & ON ligated. RIC:8.
Notes: Sold on Ebay, January 2016.
Coin reference: CIF5124
Coin reference: CIF5013
Coin reference: CIF5019
Obv: Partially struck off flan. R1, X4. Note crescents around lower hair curl.
Rev: ROB/ERT/ONC/ANT - retrograde. RIC: 8-9.
Weight .......................................... 1.30 gm
Note: North BNJ 1995, 75, this coin.
Image courtesy of DNW - coin auctioned December 2014. Part of lot # 2595.
Page updated: September 2017
Coin reference: CIF5022
Coin reference: CIF5022
Coin reference: CIF5020
Obv: Necklines. Prominent central fleur. R1, X4. Thin crown-band.
Rev: NIC/OLE/ONC/ONT - ON & ON ligated.
Notes: North BNJ 1995 # 34.
Image courtesy of DNW, coin auctioned June 11th 2014, part of lot 295 (295-3).
Coin reference: CIF5059
Obv: hENRICVS REX III - with NR ligated. Thick crown band with low central fleur as in a 5g coin. (Perhaps not a C.I.?)
Rev: WIL/LEM/ONC/ANT - the M is poorly struck, NC and AN ligated. NC ligation is not normal, usually it would be the O Ligated to the N.
Note: Image courtesy of DNW - coin auctioned 11th June 2014. Part of lot # 294. Cf. North, BNJ 1995, #98.