Coin reference: CIF1001
Coin reference: CIF2006
A blow-up of part of the obverse, showing a strange symbol ligated to the preceding letter. The symbol has been described as a lion's paw or an elephant. The reason for usage of either is unknown.
On the right is shown the reverse of a genuine class 2b2 Hvge on Norwich for comparison. Coin Ref: NRHG2112.
Obv: hENRICUS REX TERIII. Pellet after REX. Prominent central fleur. Oval eyes. 6-rayed mintmark.
Notes: Purporting to have been issued by William of London, in fact William did not start issuing coins under his name until class 5c2. In the author's collection. [RP-1674].
Obv: Star and crescent initial mark, Legend illegible. Crude bust.
Rev: RON/ROL/__E/VND The groups of 3 pellets within each quadrant are joined.
Weight.. 1.12 gm
Notes: Images courtesy of Rickie Rose.
Coin reference: CIF1002
Coin reference: CIF2004
Coin reference: CIF2003
Obv: hENRICUS REX TERCI'. Straight crown band with multiple pellets below. Tail of the R encroaches the inner ring. 6-rayed mintmark.
Rev: ELO/IHC/OH_/EV_ Note that the ELO may actually be retrograde OLE
Notes: Although the reverse legend is difficult to fully decipher, the obverse appears to be from the same die as the coin illustrated below suggesting this is also imitating Nicole of Canterbury. Image courtesy of York coins. (H5241) (cf BNJ 65 plate 5, #5) Ex Patrick Finn list.
Obv: Star and crescent initial mark, hENRICVS (remainder illegible). Crude bust.
Rev: 1st two quadrants almost illegible, followed by /EN perhaps and LVD. Inscription possibly contains TER and CI', though unclear.
Notes: North 3. Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned 8th December 2014, part of lot 2591.
Obv: hENRICUS REX [T?]ER[N?]+Symbol - see enlargement below.
Rev: DVV/EON/NOR/WIC - where the "D" may be a mis-representation of an "h".
Notes: This type of imitation is discussed in Churchill and Thomas's 2012 book, p.27. They note two similar coins having been found in the Brussels Hoard, and another one in the Colchester hoard. Compare this to the Class 2b Huge of Norwich coin.
Images courtesy of an anonymous collector.
Page updated: July 10th 2017
Coin reference: CIF2002
Coin reference: CIF2005
Obv: hENRICUS REX TERCI'. Straight crown band with multiple pellets below. Tail of the R encroaches the inner ring. 6-rayed mintmark. Possibly same die as CIF2003/2004.
Notes: Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned 17th September 2014, part of lot 2860.
Obv: hENRICUS REX TERCI'. Straight crown band with multiple pellets below. Tail of the R encroaches the inner ring. 6-rayed mintmark. Appears to be from the same die as the coin illustrated above.
Rev: ELO/IHC/OHC/ANT - with AN ligated.
Weight: 1.50 gm
Notes: Glenn Schaap Collection. Images courtesy of York coins. (H5245) Ex Patrick Finn List, Summer 1994, 130.
Imitations of class 2 coins show TERCI or similar in the obverse legend. All class 2 imitations are scarce, but any other than those imitating Nicole or Willem pennies of London, or Nicole coins of Canterbury, are rare. Chart shows class 2 imitations in the group from the Brussels Hoard analysed by Churchill and Thomas.