​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

CIF-5058

Class 5 Imitation or Forgery


Obv: An approximation of hENRICUS REX III - but  III appears twice!    Central fleur appears doubled up too. Distorted bust, thin but wide crown-band.  Round eyes.

Rev:  Retrograde nonsense lettering.   RIC: 6-7.


Notes: Probably a crude contemporary forgery rather than a continental inmitation.

Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned Feb 11th 2015, part of lot # 63. Provenance: Jim Sazama collection.

Class 5 Imitation 

Mint/Moneyer imitated unknown.


Obv: hENRICVS REX III'   Pellet after REX, oval eyes.
Unnaturally wide beard. mm3.

Rev:  Hard to decipher, but looks like RIC/OID/ARN/VND    RIC: 9

Notes:   Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned Feb 11th 2015, part of lot # 63. Provenance: Jim Sazama collection.

Unknown Mint

Ricard?


Obv: hENRICVS REX III - with the IC being ligated!  The "X" appears more like an "I".  Oval eyes. Unusual mouth.


Rev: RIE/VIIE/OIIE/RIE  "e"s are retrograde and appear as the last letter on each of the four quadrants. Many pellets comprising the inner circle - as in a class 4 coin.


Note: Image courtesy of DNW - coin auctioned 11th June 2014. Part of lot # 294. 

​​Unknown Imitation or Forgery


Obv: Blundered legend. Bust has cat-like appearance. Very clearly not a genuine English Henry III issue, but whether this is a continental imitation or contemporary forgery is uncertain. 


Rev: Difficult to read but appears to be DIV/DIO/IDO/IVD   Inner circle has ~ 11 pellets per quadrant.


Notes: Images courtesy of Mark Winiger and DNW - coin offered for auction June 11th 2014, part of lot 297.

Dublin?

Davi

Obv: hINDVICVSIO III


Rev: DAV/ION/DIC/CLI


Notes: Nearly very fine,   The reverse legend is probably based on the Irish DAVI ON DIVELI

Image courtesy of DNW.  Auction held 18th Sept. 2012,  Lot # 2449

Unknown Mint/Moneyer


Obv: hENRICUS REX III, NR ligated, sceptre, 3 pellets to crown. Round eyes.


Reverse : BIL/HEI/TOL/ENR, OL joined, EN ligated.


Notes: Probably an example of North #90.  Image courtesy of Mark Winiger.


 Continental Imitations: Class 5 - Unknown Mints