Class 2b2

Roger


Obv:hEHRICUS REX TERCI

Rev: ROG/ERO/HGL/OVC


C&T Type: G.5


Notes: There were 6 Gloucester Roger 2b2 pennies in the Brussels Hoard; only one being of this type, and the five others with the reverse legend: ROG/ERO/NG/LOV 


Coin is ex the William Conte collection.  Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1343-2001 ​ 

Class 2b2

Ricard


Obv:hEHRICUS REX TERCI

Rev: RIC/ARD/OHG/LOV


C&T Type: G.5


Notes: There were 6 Gloucester Ricard 2b2 pennies in the Brussels Hoard; four being of this type, and two with the reverse legend: RIC/ARD/ON/GLO


Image courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb. DNW Auction 06-Feb-2013, Lot 60 

Class 2b2

Lucas


Obv:hEHRICUS REX TERCI

Rev: LVC/ASO/NG/LOV


C&T Type: G.3


Notes: There were 6 Lucas 2b2 pennies in the Brussels Hoard; 4 being of this type, and 2 with the reverse legend: LVC/ASO/HGL/OVC 


Coin is ex the William Conte collection,  ex North; ex Baldwin 11.8.1970.  Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1350-2001 ​ 


​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin Ref # GLRG2001

Coin Ref # GLLC2002

Class 2b2

Lucas on Gloucester


Obv: hEHRICUS REX TERCI   - with HR ligated.  


Rev: LVC/ASO/[NG]/LOV


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

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  2  

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... Gl.3

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 4   


Notes:  Scarce coin, but condition only good - crinkle in one quadrant.  Images courtesy of DNW, coin auction March 18th 2015, part of lot # 526 (coin #5)

Coin Ref # GLRG2084

Coin Ref # GLRC2001

Coin Ref # GLLC2001

Coin Ref # GLJN2001

Class 2b2

Roger


Obv:hEHRICUS REX TERCI - no apostrophe at end, HR & ER ligated. X type 2.


Rev: ROG/ERO/NG/LOV


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 6
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2  
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.....Gl.7
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 5

​Weight ............................................. 1.47 gm


Coin is ex Lord Stewartby, auctioned by Spink June 2016, lot # 620a

Class 2b2

Ion


Obv:hEHRICUS REX TERCI

Rev: ION/ON/GLO/VCE


C&T Type: G.2


Notes: There were 6 Gloucester Ion 2b2 pennies in the Brussels Hoard; two being of this type, and four with IOH rather than ION.


Coin is ex the William Conte collection,  ex North; ex Spink 12.2.1992.  Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1342-2001 

Gloucester 


Gloucester's  importance was its strategic position in relation to South Wales. The crossing of the Severn controlled by the town was  secured by a castle, which was rebuilt on a more substantial scale in the early 12th century. The proliferation of Gloucester's religious institutions and the attraction to it of a large Jewish community are among indications of the economic vitality of the town during the 12th and 13th centuries. Gloucester's trading connections with the smaller market towns of its region and its own local market area were among the diverse elements that provided its livelihood. It had an industrial base supplied in particular by ironworking, for which it was widely known at that period, and by clothmaking; it played a part in the trade of the river Severn and, mainly through Bristol, in overseas trade; and its control of the trade routes out of South Wales benefited it from before the time of the Edwardian conquest.

One of the early provincial mints, with production from class 2b2 through to 3c.  Gloucester long cross pennies of Henry III 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.