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Coin Ref # GLLC3003

Coin Ref # GLRC3003

Gloucester - Classes 3b, 3bc, 3c


One of the early provincial mints, with production from class 2b2 through to 3c.  Gloucester pennies are not uncommon, and there were 842 documented in the Brussels hoard. Moneyers active at Gloucester were John the son of Simon, Luke of Cornwall, Richard le Francois and Roger Lenveyse. Class 2b2 pennies, and then class 3c, are the scarcest. 

Coin Ref # GLRG3003

Class 3c

Ricard (Richard le Francois)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX.III 

Rev: RIC/ARD/ONG/LOV - with AR and ON ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 10

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Gl 60

Number of coins of this type in BH...........10


Notes:  Dark tone, extremely fine.  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2475

Class 3c

Roger (Roger Lenveyse)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX:III - note colon after REX

Rev: ROG/ERO/NG/LOV - with ER ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 6

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Gl 61

Number of coins of this type in BH............6


Notes:  Appears to bea die duplicate of the coin shown above..  This one from the Brussels Hoard. Image courtesy of CNG.  Auction 303, lot #950 .   VF, toned, rare.

Class 3c

Lucas (Luke of Cornwall).


Obv: hEHRICVS REX III - with colon after X. HR ligated.

Rev: LVC/ASO/NG/LOV - with nothing ligated. RIC: 7.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 11

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Gl 59

Number of coins of this type in BH...........11


Notes:  Images courtesy of DNW, coin auctioned April 2014, part of lot #266

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Coin Ref # GLRG3004

Class 3b

Roger


Obv: hEHRICVS REX III - with no colon or pellet after X.  Mintmark is the irregular type 2 rather than the more normal type 3.

Rev: ROG/ERO/NG/LOV - with nothing ligated. RIC: 7.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 107

Number of different C&T types in BH.......3 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Gl 55

Number of coins of this type in BH...........93


Notes: The common variety, with the N in the 3q on the reverse having no pellet on the crossbar. Small repair to bottom of coin.  Images courtesy of Simon Hall

Coin Ref # GLRG3001

Class 3c

Roger (Roger Lenveyse)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX:III - note colon after REX

Rev: ROG/ERO/NG/LOV - with ER ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 6

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Gl 61

Number of coins of this type in BH............6


Notes:  Dark tone, very fine and rare.  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London.  Coin was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2476