​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Page updated 30th November 2017

Class 4a or 4b, Cut Half

Henri, London


Obv: (hENR)ICUS R)EX (III')    Crown not present on this half so unsure whether 4a or 4b.


Rev: hEN/RIO/(NLV/NDE) - with EN ligated. Pellet on the N.     RIC: High at about 17 pellets/quad.


Notes: Ebay, November 2017.

Coin Ref # LNHN4030

Class 4a

Nicole, London,


Obv: hENRICUS REX: III' - note the colon after REX. Initial mark type 5.    Pelleted central fleur and pellet crown ends.


Rev: NIC/OLE/ONL/VND - with ON and ND ligated, and pellets on the two "N"s. High RIC count of ~16 pellets/quad.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 12

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.479

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 9


Notes: Images courtesy of Alastair Wardle.

Coin Ref # LNNC4007

Class 4a

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX III, with REX to the left of the sceptre.      Mintmark 5.2


Rev: NIC/OLE/ONL/VND,  ND is ligated, with pellet on the crossbar of the N in the 4th quadrant, but not the 3rd quadrant.    RIC: 14/13/13/?


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 12

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.480

Number of coins of this type in BH............3


Note: Good VF. Image courtesy of CNG, auction 308, lot # 483.

Coin Ref # LNNC4003

Coin Ref # LNNC4004

Coin Ref # LNNC4002

Coin Ref # LNNC4001

Coin Ref # LNHN4002

Coin Ref # LNHN4001

Coin Ref # LNDV4001

Class 4a, Cut Half

Henri, London


Obv: hE(NRICUS R)EX III'    Pelleted central fleur and end ornaments.  


Rev: ___/___/NLV/NDE - with ND ligated. Pellet on 4q N.  4a coins ending in NDE are from moneyer Henri.   RIC: High at about 17 pellets/quad.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 3

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.476/7

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  3


Notes:  Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned Feb 11th 2015, part of lot 226

Provenance: Jim Sazama collection.

Class 4a

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX III, with REX to the left of the sceptre.      Mintmark unclear.


Rev: NIC/OLE/ONL/VND,  ND is ligated, with pellet on the crossbar of the N in the 3rd & 4th quadrants.

RIC ~ 17


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 12

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.479

Number of coins of this type in BH............9


Note: Coin is ex the William Conte collection, ex North; ex Spink June 1971.

Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1475-2001

Class 4a

Henri (Henry Frowick)

Obv: hENRICVS REX III   Mintmark unclear.

Rev: HEN/RIO/NLV/NDE - with a  pellet on the crossbar of the Ns in 1st and 4th quadrants.

RIC: 11/11/11/11.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 3

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.476

Number of coins of this type in BH............2


Notes:  Image courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, auction 6th Feb 2013, lot​ 76.  Provenance: Patrick Finn FPL 17, September 1999 (134); Baldwin Auction 38, 4 October 2004, lot 178

Class 4a

Davi  (David of Enfield)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III   Mintmark unclear.


Rev: DAV/ION/LVN/DEN - with a  pellet on the crossbar of the Ns in 3rd and 4th quadrants. VN & LN ligated. Note the high number of pellets forming the inner circle - about 17 per quadrant - twice the number of most other classes of Henry III pennies. (RIC: 17/16/16/17, avg. 16.5)


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 6

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.473

Number of coins of this type in BH............3


Notes:  Image courtesy of CNG.  Auction #90, lot # 2504. Extremely Fine, toned, rare.

Class 4a

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX III, with REX to the left of the sceptre.      Mintmark 5.2

Rev: NIC/OLE/ONL/VND,  ON & ND are ligated, with pellet on the crossbar of the Ns in both the 3rd and 4th quadrants.    RIC: 16?/16/16/17, Avg 16.25


C/T Type: L.479


Note: There were 12 Nicole 4a coins of London in the Brussels Hoard, in two different varieties - this is the less scarce with nine coins present.  Image courtesy of A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, London, coin sold at Baldwin's Auction #77, Sept. 2012, Lot #2428​

Class 4a

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX III, with REX to the left of the sceptre.   Mintmark unclear.

Rev: NIC/OLE/ONL/VND,  ND is ligated, with pellet on the crossbar of the last N only.

​RIC: 13?/13/13/13?  Avg:~13


C/T Type: L.480


Notes: There were 12 Nicole 4a coins of London in the Brussels Hoard, in two different varieties - this is the scarcer with only 3 coins present.  

Image courtesy of TimeLine Auctions.  Coin auctioned 30-Nov-2011, Lot 0224