Class 3b

Randulf (Randulf Fardein)


Obv: hENRICVS REX•III’

Rev: RAN/DVL/FOH/IVE​


C/T Type: Ilc 16


Notes: There were 37 Randulf 3b coins in the BH, spread over 4 types, this being the scarcest type, with only 4 specimens documented in the hoard. Flan split, otherwise very fine​.   Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2483

Note: The abbreviation "RIC" refers to reverse inner circle, and gives a count of the pellets per quadrant. This parameter can be helpful in sub-class identification and die comparison.


Class 3b

Stephe (Stephen le Rus)


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III

Rev: STE/Ph’E/ONI/VEL - with ON ligated


C/T Type: Ilc 18


Notes:  There was only one type of Stephen 3b penny in the BH, with 17 specimens.   

Image courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and auctioned 28th Sept. 2012​, Lot # 2308

Class 3c

Jerveis (Gervasius Gris)


Obv: hENRICVS REX•III​

Rev: IER/VEI/SON/IVE​ - with ON ligated.


C/T Type: Ilc 23


Notes: Only 22 Ilchester 3c coins in the BH, of which 11 were of this single type for Jerveis.  Toned, very fine.  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2482

Ilchester


Ilchester is a village situated on the River Yeo or Ivel, five miles north of Yeovil, in the English county of Somerset. Originally a Roman town, and later a market town, Ilchester has a rich medieval history and was a notable settlement in the county; and around the 12th and 13th centuries it was effectively the county town. It had, however, declined in size and importance by the beginning of the 18th century.  From 973 ​Ilchester  had a mint which continued operating until the mid-13th century.​


Ilchester Friary was founded between 1221 and 1260 as a Dominican monastery. The buildings were restored in the 13th and 14th centuries until the site occupied a four acre site, and by the 15th century it extended beyond the town walls. Ilchester Nunnery was founded around 1217–1220 originally as White Hall Hospital and, by 1281, had been converted into an Augustinian nunnery. 

Although Ilchester was an important centre in the thirteenth century, it is the third scarcest of the provincial mints, with 202 coins documented for the Brussels hoard, and only 37 for the Colchester hoard.  Classes represented in the Brussels hoard range from the rare 3a2 pennies (only 4 specimens) through to class 3c. Moneyers active at Ilchester were Hugo le Rus, Gervasius Gris, Randulf Fardein and Stephen le Rus.  Hugo and Stephen may well have been related, and between them produced about half the known specimens from the two hoards; however Stephens’ coins are scarcer than those of Hugo.

Class 3bc

Huge (Hugo le Rus)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX•III’  HR ligated, 3b style bust, no necklines, mm 4.1  Single pellet after REX.


Rev: hVG/EON/IVE/LCE​ - with ON ligated


C/T Type: Ilc 19


Notes:  Light tone, very fine.  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2481

Coin Ref # ILHG3001

Coin Ref # ILST3002

Coin Ref # ILJV3002

Coin Ref # ILRF3003

Coin Ref # ILRF3002

Class 3b

Jerveis


Obv: hEHRICVS REX•III’​

Rev: IER/VEI/SON/IVE - with ON ligated


C/T Type: Ilc 13


Notes: This is the scarcer of the two Jerveis 3b types in the BH.  Note that ER in the first quadrant on the reverse is not ligated; the more common Ilc type 12 does have ER ligated.  Image courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb. Coin auctioned 6th Feb 2013,​Lot # 70

Class 3b

Randulf (Randulf Fardein)


Obv: hENRICVS REX•III’

Rev: RAN/DVL/FON/IVE​ - the N appears to have a pellet on the crossbar.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 37

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 4

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Ilc 15

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


Notes: Near VF,  toned,weak in centers.  Image courtesy of CNG, auction 308, lot #470.

​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Page updated: Feb 24th 2016

Coin Ref # ILST3001

Coin Ref # ILRF3004

Coin Ref # ILJV3001

Class 3b

Randulf (Randulf Fardein)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX•III’  MM irregular.

Rev: RAN/DVL/FOH/(IV)E​  AN ligated. RIC: 8


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 37

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 4

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Ilc 17

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 17


Notes: Image courtesy of DNW; coin auctioned 11th June 2014, lot # 152.

Class 3c

Stephe (Stephen Le Rus)


Obv: hENRICUS REX·III

Rev: STE/Ph'E/ON·I/VEL


C/T Type: Ilc 25


Notes One of the rarer coins from Ilchester, with only two examples of this class/moneyer in the Brussels Hoard.


Image courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb. Coin auctioned 6th Feb 2013, lot # 74