​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Probable Forgery.


Obv:   Irish style design, with crude bust in triangle. Lettering: crude and somewhat unclear, but appears to approximately read CON./[Unclear]/XO/I - the forger was almost certainly illiterate.
The cinqfoil normally found in lower right is also unclear.


Rev: the lettering in each quadrant is similar and appears to read OEOV or a variation on that. A purely nonsense legend not referring to any particular mint or moneyer.


Weight ...................................................... 1.2 gm

Diameter ................................................... 18 mm


Notes: A metal detecting find from Wick in the Vale of Glamorgan. Images courtesy of the finder.

CIF-8009


(c) Probable Contemporary Forgeries


Page updated: 16th November 2017

CIF-5071

CIF-5072

CIF-5073


Davi (David of Enfield)


Obv: hENRI/CVSR/(EXIII) – with ENR ligated. Cinqfoil.  No pellets in text. Imitating class IIa.


Rev: DAV/ION/LVA/DIEI – imitating DAVI ON DEVELI Notes: Nearly VF.  Ex F.T. Hoban Collection.   Image courtesy of DNW; coin auctioned 15th June 2010, lot # 1330


Imitation of William of Canterbury


Obv:   Irish style bust in triangle. Rev: Willem on Cant.


Notes: VF and toned.  Image courtesy of DNW; coin auctioned 14th March 2012,  lot # 312.


Awaiting better quality images.


Imitation of Nicole of London?


Obv:   Irish style bust in triangle. Lettering : hENRI?CVS/(III), with ENR ligated. The “h” is preceded by a prominent pellet. Cinqfoil in lower right corner.


Rev: Mostly unreadable – but assumed 4th quadrant reads VND – with N and D ligated, probably indicative of London. First quadrant probably reads "NIC" for Nicole. Full legend probably the common NIC/OLE/ONL/VND


Notes: Weak in places and slightly off center.  Lightly toned.  Rare.  Image courtesy of DNW; coin auctioned 14th March 2012,  lot # 311.


(b) Imitations of Irish Coins from the Dublin mint.


Irish Imitations


(a) Irish Obverse - With English Mint on Reverse