​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin Ref # IR001

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Coin Ref # IR003

Coin ref # IR032

Class Ia - PS 

Ricard


Obv: hENRICUS [REX] III'  - ENR ligated,  shoulders present. Plain crown-band. Pierced cinqfoil.  Pellet on the fishtail style "S".   X type Xa.

Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE - AR & ND ligated.


Weight............................ 1.41 gm


Notes: Roma Numismatics auction, April 2016, lot #1106. Ex Dr Murray Gell-Mann.

Coin Ref # IR006

Class Ia - Type PN 

Ricard 


Obv: ENR ligated   Double line triangle. . Cinqfoil not sexfoil.  No shoulders.


Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE       RIC:9.


Notes:  Image courtesy of UKDFD, Ref # 15602.  Coin found in Eye, Cambs.



Coin Ref # IR080

Coin Ref # IR004

Class Ia - Type PN 

Davi 


Obv: ENR ligated   Double line triangle. . Cinqfoil not sexfoil.  No shoulders.


Rev: DAV/ION/DIV/ELI       RIC: ~10.


Weight: 1.43 gm.


Notes:   ​Image courtesy of Del Parker, ref # 72. Coin ex Kunker, March 2010, # L382.


Coin Ref # IR071

Class Ia - Type PN 

Ricard 


Obv: ENR ligated   Double line triangle. . Cinqfoil not pierced..  No shoulders. Unusually has a letter S with flat terminations rather than "fishtail" style.


Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE       RIC: 8-9.


Notes:    Image courtesy of UKDFD, Ref # 30433, Found in Harrogate area, Nth Yorks.


Coin Ref # IR083

Type Ia-PS 

Davi (David of Enfield) 


Obv: ENR ligated  Exaggerated serifs on the S.  Double line triangle.  Pierced cinqfoil, not sexfoil.  Shoulders. Note the prominent pellet on the "S".


Rev: DAV/ION/DIV/ELI  - with AR ligated,   RIC: ~9


Notes:  ​Coin offered on Ebay in December 2014.


Class Ia - PS 

Ricard


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'  - ENR ligated, shoulders present, but not prominent. Plain crown-band.  Pierced cinqfoil. Pellet on "S".    X type Xa.

Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE - AR and ND ligated.    RIC: ~9

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH: 303 

Notes: Images courtesy of The Old Currency Exchange

Page updated: November 20th 2017

Coin Ref # IR056

Class Ia - Type PN 

Davi


Obv: ENR ligated   Double line triangle. Note the pellets in the obverse legend. Cinqfoil not sexfoil.  Broader bust. Compare shape of "S" to that of UKDFD #30433.


Rev: DAV/ION/DIV/ELI   RIC:~10


Notes: Good VF, lightly toned. CNG Auction 277, lot # 405.

Class Ia - Type PN

Davi 


Obv: ENR ligated   Double line triangle. . Cinqfoil not sexfoil.  No shoulders. Unusually has a letter S with flat terminations rather than "fishtail" style.


Rev: Note the unusual mint name spelling:

DAV/IOND/EVE/LIN


Notes:   Image credits: with acknowledgment to www.irishcoinage.com



Coin Ref # IR002

Class Ia - Type PN 

Ricard 


Obv: ENR ligated   Double line triangle. . Cinqfoil not sexfoil.  No shoulders. X type Xa.


Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE     - with AR ligated,   RIC:~9


Notes:  Image courtesy of Del Parker, ref #71.  Coin ex Kunker, 3rd March 2008, # L.3318.


Class Ia - Type PN

Ricard


Obv: plain crownband, no shoulders. Inner triangle is only partially evident.  Crude appearance.  Letter "S" has a central pellet, but difficult to say if ends are of fishtail type.
​X type is Xa.


Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE - with AR & ND ligated.    RIC: 9.5-11.


​Weight: 1.37 gm

Notes: Images courtesy of DNW, coin auctioned 5th December 2013, lot 3215.  One wonders whether this type of coin with only a partial inner triangle is perhaps late class Ia.

Class Ia - PS 

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'  - ENR ligated, pellets in legend, shoulders present. Plain crown-band.  Pierced cinqfoil.  Note inner triangle does not extend the whole width of the triangle base.  Pellet on "S".  X type Xa.

Rev: DAV/ION/DI·V/ELI - note the unusual presence of a pellet between the I and V. I have yet to see this on any other reverses.

RIC: 9-10.

Notes:Sold on Ebay, February 2017.

Coin Ref # IR055



Class Ia coins, those with a double-lined triangle, may not chronologically be the earliest to have been minted.  Instead, coins having a crown of pellets and arcs similar to those previously issued for John may have been the first.  Further work is needed to sort out the relative sequence of Henry III's Irish issues.


I have sub-divided Class Ia into four basic types depending upon the presence or absence of a jewelled crown-band and/or shoulders.  It may be difficult too tell whether a crown is jewelled or not if the coin has heavy wear. 




Type Ia-PN - Double-lined Triangle and Plain Crown-band, no shoulders.

Class Ia - PS 

Ricard


Obv: hENRICUS [REX] III'  - ENR ligated, pellets in legend, shoulders present. Plain crown-band.  Pierced cinqfoil.  Pellet on "S".

Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE - AR & ND ligated.

RIC: 10/10/9?/10

Notes:Offered on Ebay, October 2017.

Coin Ref # IR007

Class Ia - PS 

Ricard


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'  - ENR ligated, shoulders present.  Plain crown-band. Pierced cinqfoil. Pellet on "S".  X type Xa.

Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE - AR and ND ligated.    RIC: ~9

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

Notes: Images courtesy of Mark Winiger; coin from Baldwin's summer list, 2016.

Ireland - Class Ia - Plain Crown Types



Type Ia-PS - Double-lined Triangle and Plain Crown-band, with shoulders.

Coin Ref # ​IR062

Coin Ref # IR005

Coin Ref # IR046

Type Ia-PS 

Ricard 


Obv: ENR ligated  Exaggerated serifs on the S.  Double line triangle.  Cinqfoil not sexfoil.  No shoulders.  X type Xa.


Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE  - with AR ligated,   RIC: ~9


Notes:  ​Image courtesy of CNG. Auction 90, Lot 2671, coin from  the Marshall Faintich Collection.


Class Ia - Type PN

Ricard


Obv: hENRICVS REX III.' - with NR ligated. Pellets in the legend. Inner triangle, pierced cinqfoil. Fishtail style S. Possibly not a plain crown-band?
​X type is Xa.


Rev:  RIC/ARD/OND/IVE - ND ligated, pellet on the N,  RIC: 9-10


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH:303 (All class Ia types)


Notes:  Images courtesy of the finder of the 2015 Bridgnorth Area Hoard.  [Finder's ref # 54] 

Coin Ref # IR082

Class Ia - Type PN

Ricard


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'  - ENR ligated. Beard is a double row of pellets. Pellets in legend.

Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE - AR and ND ligated.    RIC: ~9

Coins of class Ia & same moneyer in the Brussels Hoard: 303 

Notes: Images courtesy of The Old Currency Exchange