​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin Ref # HRWL3002

Coin Ref # HRRG3005

Class 3ab1

Henri (Henry Hathefet)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX III' - with HR ligated.  


Rev: hEN/RIO/NhE/REF - with EN, Nh and EF ligated. RIC: 7-7.5.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 28 
Number of different C&T types in BH.......  4 
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... Her.2 
Number of coins of this type in BH..........  12

Weight ................................................... 1.46 gm 


Provenance: The William Conte collection. ex  North; ex Spink Feb. 1972; ex Colchester hoard.  Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM 1373-2001


 

Class 3b

Walter (Walter Siward)


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III


Rev: WAL/TER/ONh/ERE


C/T type: Her.18  (Another example).


Notes: 23 Hereford 3b coins in the Brussels Hoard, 18 of this type.  Image courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned 6th Feb 2013,lot # 68

Class 3b

Roger  (Roger the Mercer)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III' - with NR ligated.  


Rev: ROG/ERO/NhE/REF - with ER, Nh and EF ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........  33 
Number of different C&T types in BH.......   1
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... Her 17
Number of coins of this type in BH..........  33

Weight ...................................................1.42 gm 


​Notes: Coin found by Dr. Patrick Brown near Yatton, Herefordshire. Images courtesy of the finder.

PAS unique identifier: PUBLIC-71BA2B​.  Notable for being the first PAS recorded Henry III coin from the Hereford mint to be found within Herefordshire.​



 

HRHN3001

Coin Ref # HRWL3001

Page updated: Nov 27th 2016

Coin Ref # HRRG3004

Coin Ref # HRRG3002

Coin Ref # HRRC3002

Class 3c

Roger (Roger the Mercer)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX:III - note colon after REX

Rev: ROG/ERO/HhE/REF - with ER, Hh & EF ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 7

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Her 21

Number of coins of this type in BH............7


Notes:  Broad full flan both sides, medium tone, almost extremely fine, one of seven in the Brussels Hoard, a very rare class and a superb specimen.​.  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London.  Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2479

Class 3c

Ricard (Richard Mamworthe)


Obv: hEHRICVS RE[X III]    Mintmark indistinct.

Rev: RIC/ARD/ONH/ERE - with AR, NH & ER ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 5

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Her 20

Number of coins of this type in BH............5


Notes:  Obverse off-centre, light tone, very fine and a very rare class, one of five in the Brussels Hoard.  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London.  Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2478

Hereford


Fifth scarcest of the provincial mints with 230 coins documented in the Brussels hoard. The most prolific moneyer from this mint was Richard Mamworthe;  with other moneyers being Henry Hathefet, Roger the Mercer and Walter Siward.  Coins of the latter are the scarcest. Classes present in the Brussels hoard are 3ab1, 3b and 3c, with the latter being the rarest.

HRRG3001

Class 3b

Walter (Walter Siward)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX•III’

Rev: WAL/TER/ONh/ERE​


C/T type: Her.18​


Notes: 23 Hereford 3b coins in the Brussels Hoard, 18 of this type.  Light iridescent tone, very fine.  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2480

Class 3ab1

Ricard (Richard Mamworthe)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX III' - with HR ligated.  


Rev: RIC/ARD/ONh/ERE - with AR, NH & ER ligated. RIC: 7.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 36 
Number of different C&T types in BH.......  2 
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... Her.6 
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 23 

Weight ................................................ 1.48 gm 


Provenance: The William Conte collection. Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1374-2001


 

Class 3ab1

Roger  (Roger the Mercer)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX III' - with HR ligated.  


Rev: ROG/ERO/NhE/REF - with ER & Nh ligated. RIC: 7-7.5.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........13 
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 4
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... Her.7 
Number of coins of this type in BH..........  3

Weight ............................................... 1.48 gm 


Provenance: The William Conte collection. ex  North; ex Spink Feb. 1972; ex Colchester hoard.  Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1375-2001


 

HRRC3001

Coin Ref # HRHN3002

Class 3c

Roger (Roger the Mercer)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX:III - note colon after REX

Rev: ROG/ERO/HhE/REF - with ER, Hh & EF ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 7

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Her 21

Number of coins of this type in BH............7


Notes:  Another example of this very scarce coin.  Image courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb. Coin sold at  DNW Auction,  18 September 2012, Lot # 2309

Provenance: R.C. Lockett Collection, Part I, Glendining Auction, 6-9 June 1955, lot 1204 (part); bt D. Hess

Class 3b

Henri (Henry Hathefet)

Obv: hEHRICVS REX•III’

Rev: hEN/RIO/NhE/REF​


C/T type: Her.14


Notes: 22 Henri 3b pennies in the BH, 16 of this type. Toned, good very fine. ​ Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2477