​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin Ref # IR029

Class IIc, var.

Ricard


Obv: hENRI/CUSR/EX III    Unusually this coin has three hair curls on the right, two curls on the left.  No shoulders. Pierced cinqfoil. Beard: double line of pellets.  RIC: 7-7.5


Rev:  RIC/ARD/[OND]/IVE


Notes: ex Mike Vosper.

Class IIc

Ricard


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III   EHR ligated.  Pierced cinqfoil.  No shoulders.  No pellets on crown-band. No beard pellets. Three hair curls each side rather than two. 

Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE - with AR and ND ligated.
 
Notes:  Group II Class C(c), beardless portrait. Ref SCBI UM pl XVI 25.  Sold at Glendenings auction, October 1986. Images courtesy of John Van Vranken.

Coin Ref # IR051

Class IIc

Ricard


Obv: hENRICUS REX III   ENR ligated. Pierced cinqfoil.  No shoulders.  No pellets on crown-band. No beard pellets. Three hair curls each side rather than two. Crownband noticeably not parallel to triange base. X type is Xb.

Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE - with AR and ND ligated.  RIC: 8-9.5 pellets/qtr.
 
Notes:  with acknowledgements to www.irishcoinage.com


Coin Ref # IR040

Coin Ref # IR021

Coin Ref # IR027

Class IId?

Ricard on Dive


Obv: hENRI/CUSR/EX III    Pierced cinqfoil.  Shoulders.


Rev:  RIC/ARD/OND/IVE


Notes: Image courtesy of PAS, record # SF-2FFD6, found near Snetterton, Norfolk.

Coin ref# IR031

Class IId 

Ricard


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'  - ENR ligated, wide neck, shoulders. Beard consists of double line of pellets. Pierced cinqfoil.

Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE - AR and ND ligated.    RIC: ~7

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH: 131 

Notes: Images courtesy of The Old Currency Exchange

Class IId

Davi


Obv: hENRI/CUSR/EX III    ENR ligated. Pierced cinqfoil.  Wide shoulders.   Beard: irregular pellets. 


Rev: DAV/ION/DIV/ELI     RIC: ~7.


Notes: ex Silbury Coins

Coin Ref # IR022

Coin Ref # IR025

Coin Ref # IR026

Coin Ref # ​IR061

Class IIc

David 


Obv: hENRI/CUSR/EX III    Three hair curls either side, rather than the usual two.  No shoulders.


Rev:  DAV/ION/DIV/ELI


Notes: Spink auction, December 2014, part of lot 588.

Class IId

Ricard 


Obv: hENRI/CUSR/EX III    ENR ligated. Pierced cinqfoil.  Shoulders present.   Beard: single line of pellets.    X type Xb.


Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE  - with AR and ND ligated.    RIC: ~7.


Notes: Coin in the author's collection, ex DNW 5th December 2013, lot # 3015.

Class IId

Ricard


Obv: hENRICVS REX III.' - with NR ligated.  X type is Xb.


Rev:  RIC/ARD/OND/IVE, with AR & ND ligated, RIC: 7-8.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH....131

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Notes:  Images courtesy of the finder of the 2015 Bridgnorth Area Hoard.  [Finder's ref # 52] 

Coin Ref # IR049

Class IIb

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX III  ENR ligated.  Pierced cinqfoil.  No shoulders.  Pellets on crown-band. Crown shape diagnostic of class IIb








Rev: DAV/ION/DIV/ELI - no ligations, RIC: ~10
 
Notes: Group II, Class(F) C(a)/(b). Ref SCBM UM pl XVI, 24; and Dykes BNJ 1963 p 112 fig 7. Sold at Glendenings auction, October 1986. Images courtesy of John Van Vranken. 

Class IIc

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'  - ENR ligated, with pellet on the N.  pellet in the legend after I. Pierced cinqfoil. Note the apparent remnant inner triangle  to RH side of triangle base: this is probably just from the tooling and not a deliberate second inner triangle. No beard: chin lines.

Rev: DAV/ION/DIV/ELI'   RIC: 7

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH: 30 

Notes: Images courtesy of London Coins; coin auctioned December 5th 2015, lot # 1072.

Class IIc Var.

Ricard


Obv: hENRICUS REX II[I']    - with ENR ligated. Note the offset between R and I - also seen on the other IIc var. coin on this page. Three curls on right; two on left.  Floating pellets instead of fleur above crown.  Plain crownband.  No shoulders. Cinqfoil. Note outer triangle line on RH side.


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


Coins of class 2c & moneyer Ricard in BH: 95   

Notes: Another example of the variant of class IIc that has three hair curls on only one side of the bust and two on the other. Sold on Ebay, October 2015.

Coin Ref # IR023

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Coin Ref # IR047

Class IId

Ricard


Obv: hENRI/CUSR/EX III    ENR ligated. Pierced cinqfoil.  Shoulders.   Note pellets within the legend.


Rev: RIC/ARD/OND/IVE    RIC:7


Notes: ex Jim Sazama, coin sold at DNW auction, 5th December 2013, lot # 3219.


Ireland - Classes IIb, IIc & IId