​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Lincoln Mint  

- Classes 3b & 3bc


Lincoln is unusual in that it has some class 3b and 3bc coins having 8-rayed initial marks similar to those seen on class 4 coins (and on sub-class 3d3). 


Churchill and Thomas (2012) refer in their book only to 3bc with an 8-rayed initial mark, but without specifying from which mint, and being "too scarce to warrant including them as a separate entity".


Below I first show coins with 6-pointed initial marks, and then those with 8 points.


 ​b) Coins With Eight Pointed Initial Marks

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Coin Ref # LCRC3003

Coin Ref # LCRC3002

Page updated: June 19th 2017

Class 3bc

Ricard

(Richard de Ponte)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX III’   - with relatively scarce mintmark 5.1 var, eight-rayed. The N is double-barred.

          

Rev: RIC/ARD/ONL/IHC - AR and ON ligated.


C/T type: N/A - No examples in the Brussels Hoard study.


Notes: Image courtesy of an anonymous contributor.



​ a) Coins With Six Pointed Initial Marks

Class 3bc

Ricard

(Richard de Ponte)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX III’   - with relatively scarce mintmark 5.1 var, seven or eight-rayed. 

          

Rev: RIC/ARD/ONL/IHC - AR and ON ligated.


C/T type: N/A - No examples in the Brussels Hoard study.


Notes: In author's collection. [RP-3036].



Coin Ref # LCRC3004

Coin Ref # LCRC3193

Coin Ref # LCJN3001

Class 3b

Ricard

(Richard de Ponte)




Obv: hEHRICVS REX III’   - with relatively scarce mintmark 5.1 var, eight-rayed.

          

Rev: RIC/ARD/ONL/IHC - AR and ON ligated.


C/T type: N/A


Notes:  This coin represents one of the earliest recorded uses of an eight-rayed mintmark.



Class 3b

Jon (John of Louth)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III’, single pellet after X. NR ligated. 3b style bust.  - With eight-rayed. mintmark.

          

Rev: ION/ONL/INC/OLN - both "ON"s ligated. 
RIC is low count at 6.5-7


C/T type: N/A

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


Notes: Images copyright FitzWilliam Museum, record ID CM.1409-200. Coin is ex W.Conte collection, ex North; ex Baldwin March 1973; ex Colchester hoard.



The Jew's House is one of the earliest extant town houses in England. It is situated on Steep Hill in Lincoln, immediately below Jew's Court. The house has traditionally been associated with the thriving Jewish community in Medieval Lincoln. Anti-Semitic hysteria was stoked up by the case of Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln in 1255, and in 1290, the entire Jewish community was expelled from England, the Jew's House supposedly being seized from a Jewish owner. The building has remained continuously occupied to the present day.  

The copyright on the image is owned by Richard Croft and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Class 3bc

Ricard

(Richard de Ponte)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX III’   - with relatively scarce mintmark 5.1 var, eight-rayed. The N is double-barred.

          

Rev: RIC/ARD/ONL/IHC - AR and ON ligated.


C/T type: N/A - No examples in the Brussels Hoard study.


Notes: Possibly same obverse die as LCRC3004, but different reverse die.

Image copyright Fitzwilliam Museum. Object Number: CM.1431-2001   Ex Conte, William J., 
ex North; ex P. Finn 7.12.1993.