​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Class 2b2

Nicole


Obv: hEHRICUS REX TERCI    


Rev: HIC/OLE/OHL/VHD     RIC: 7.5


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........368

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 18

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.124

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 298


Notes: The commonest type of 2b2. Reverse slightly off-center. ​Ebay, December 2014.

​Data from the Brussels Hoard specimens analysed by Churchill and Thomas (2012) ...


London is normally written as LVHD or LVND, however there is one example where the crossbar of an H/N has been omitted, and a very few examples where London has deliberately been spelled differently as LVH. These latter coins are scarce - I have an example illustrated on the 1b/2 mules page. 

Coin Ref # LNNC2109.

Note: The "Coin Ref #" given below each coin relates to the specific coin not to the type of coin.  It is provided as an aid to communication for anyone wishing to refer to a specific coin on this website.

Page updated: July 9th 2017

Class 2b2

Nicole


Obv: hEHRICUS REX TERCI, HR & ER ligated.   X type 2.


Rev: HIC/OLE/OHL/VHD - no ligations,   RIC: 7-8   Note the small pellets within each group of 3 pellets.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........368 
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 18
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin: L.124 
Number of coins of this type in BH..........298
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Notes: The commonest type of London 2b penny, so rather surprising that it sold for £65 taking condition into account.  Ebay, May 2015. 




Class 2b1

Nicole


Obv: hEHRICUS REX TERCI', with HR & ER both ligated.  Three? pellets under crown.  Pellets and strokes for  beard.​


Rev: HIC/OLE/OHL/VHD - no ligations


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 135

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 6

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L. 119

Number of coins of this type in BH: ......... 103


Notes:  RP-1745

Class 2b1

Nicole


Obv: hENRICVS REX TERCI, no apostrophe after the last "I". NR ligated. Initial mark type is like type 3 rather than type 2. X type 4.  Three pellets below crown.


Rev: HIC/OLE/OHL/VHD - unusually with HD ligated.   RIC 8.5-9.5 pellets/quad. 


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 135

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 6

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..   L.120

Number of coins of this type in BH: .........15 

Weight ..................................................1.38 gm


Notes:  Offered on Ebay, August 2016.

Coin Ref # LNNC2005

Coin Ref # LNNC2002

Class 2b2

Nicole


Obv: [hEH]RICUS REX TERCI - unclear if apostrophe is present. Long thin bust. X type 2. Off-centre strike.  


Rev: HIC/OLE/OHL/VHD  - no ligations   

RIC: 7-7.5


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........368

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 18

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.124

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 298

Weight ................................................ 1.47 gm


Notes: Another example of the common type of 2b2. This one ex Lord Stewartby, auctioned by Spink, June 2016, lot #618a.  Bt A H Baldwin, January 1952

Coin ref# LNNC2079

Class 2b2

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX TERCI - note the spelling  with an "N". NR & ER ligated. X type 2.


Rev: NIC/OLE/OHL/VND  - ND ligated..
​RIC: 8-9.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........368

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 18

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.....L.135

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 1


Notes: Scarce die.  Coin purchased on Ebay, July 2017  [RP-3040]

Class 2b1

Nicole


Obv: hEhRICVS REX TERCI', WITHo apostrophe after the last "I". hR ligated.  X type 4.  Three pellets below crown.


Rev: HIC/OLE/OHL/VND -  with ND ligated.   RIC 7.5-7.5 pellets/quad. 


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 135

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 6

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..   L.123

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


Notes:One of the scarcer reverse spelling types. Images courtesy of Lance Todd, who found the coin with a metal detector in Nth Yorkshire, January 2017.

Coin ref# LNNC2081

Class 2b2

Nicole


Obv: hEHRICUS REX TERCI, with HR & ER both ligated.  Three pellets under crown. Note the X type 2, and mintmark type 3.


Rev: NIC/OLE/OHL/VND - no ligations


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 368

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 18

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.137

Number of coins of this type in BH: ......... 1


Notes:  A scarce variety. Nicole - the commonest of the London moneyers with 7079 coins in the Brussels hoard, but only 368 being class 2b2 - of these, most are spelt HICOLE and not NICOLE. There were only 15 coins commencing with N, and only one of this particular type. Purchased from Mike Vosper.  [RP-1599]

Coin ref# LNNC2080

Coin ref# LNNC2112

Coin ref# LNNC2004

Class 2b2

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX TERCI - note the spelling of the king's name with an "N". NR & ER ligated.


Rev: HIC/OLE/OHL/VHD  - no ligations. Small pellet within each group of three. RIC: 7-7.5.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........368

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 18

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.....L.124

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 298

Weight ................................................ 1.52 gm


Notes: A very nice example of the common variety. Ex Lord Stewartby, auctioned by Spink, June 2016, lot #618c.  

LNNC2007

For more information see the section on London class 2a

This table provides a handy guide to the Churchill & Thomas numbering system for the reverses of the class 2b2 coins from the Brussels Hoard which they examined. It clearly shows that the "normal" text was HIC/OLE/OHL/VHD but that there are numerous variations.

Note that coins beginning with "HIC" are over 20 times more common than those beginning with "NIC".

London Mint: Classes  2b1, 2b2

Small pellet or dot present between each group of three larger pellets on the reverse.

Coin Ref # LNNC2095.

Class 2b2

Nicole


Obv:hEHRICUS REX TERC - rather than the usual TERCI'.


Rev: HIC/OLE/OHL/VHD  - HD ligated. Note thatthe 2q "E" may be a "C"... unclear in this image.  RIC: 8-9.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........368

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 18

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.....L.132

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 12

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


Notes: Ex Lord Stewartby, auctioned by Spink, June 2016, lot #618b.