​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Class 4b

Ricard, London,


Obv: hENRICUS REX: III' - note a colon before III. Initial mark type 5.   True central fleur and half fleur crown ends. 


Rev: RIC/ARD/ONL/VND - with AR & ND ligated, but not ON,  pellet on the 4q "N". 3q N no pellet.. High RIC count of ~17 pellets/quad.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 5

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin: L.490

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


Notes:  Images courtesy of John WIgley

Coin Ref # LNRC4027

Class 4b

Ricard, London,


Obv: hENRICUS REX: III' - note a colon after REX. Initial mark type 5.   True central fleur and half fleur crown ends. 


Rev: RIC/ARD/ONL/VND - with ND ligated, but not ON,  pellet on the 4q "N". 3q N inclear. High RIC count of ~17 pellets/quad.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 5

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin: L.490

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


Notes:  Images courtesy of Alastair Wardle.

Coin Ref # LNRC4003

Coin Ref # LNRC4001

Class 4b

Ricard (Richard Bonaventure)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III - with colon before III, Mintmark 5.2

Rev: RIC/ARD/ONL/VND - pellet on N in 3q, and possibly in 4q too. RIC: 14/13/13/13  Avg:13.25


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 5

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.489

Number of coins of this type in BH............4


Notes: Obverse struck a little off-centre, curled edge to flan from strike, toned, extremely fine and rare, one of only four in the Brussels Hoard.​  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London.  Coin was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2429 

Class 4b

Ricard (Richard Bonaventure)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III - with colon before III, mintmark 5.2


Rev: RIC/ARD/ONL/VND - pellet on N in 3rd and 4th quadrants.   RIC: 14/13/13?/13 Avg: 13.25


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 5

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.489

Number of coins of this type in BH............4


Notes: Another example of L.489. Note the unusual style of the first letter R on the obverse of both L.489 coins.  Type L.490 is similar but has no pellet on the N in the 3rd quadrant. This coin a good VF, slightly iridescent toning, some surface scratches. Image courtesy of CNG.  Coin auction 279 lot # 875​

Coin Ref # LNRC4002

Class 4b

Nicole, London,


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


Rev: NIC/OLE/ONL/VND - with ON ligated, and pellets on the 3q  & 4q "N"s. High'ish RIC count of ~14 pellets/quad.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 1

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... L.488 sim

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  0


Notes: C/T L.488 has a pellet only on the 4q 2N", not the 3q "N" as this one does.  Rare coin, images courtesy of Alastair Wardle.

Coin Ref # LNNC4008

Class 4b

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX III   Pellet before III.  Mintmark 5.2. True half-fleurs at crown ends. Note double line of pellets for beard. Pellets between hair curls.


Rev: NIC/OLE/ONL/VND, Pellets on "N"s in 3rd and 4th quadrants.  RIC: ~17 (very different to the other Nicole specimen below).


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 1

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... L.488 sim

Number of coins of this type in BH............0


Note: Coin is ex the William Conte collection, ex North; ex P. Finn 7.12.1993.  Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1479-2001

Coin Ref # LNNC4005

Class 4b

Nicole, London,


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


Rev: NIC/OLE/ONL/VND - with ND ligated, and pellet on the 4q "N". 3q N inclear. Note ON is not ligated. High'ish RIC count of ~12 pellets/quad.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 1

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.488

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


Notes: Rare coin, images courtesy of Alastair Wardle.

Coin Ref # LNNC4009

Class 4b

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX III   Pellet before III.  Mintmark unclear. True half-fleurs at crown ends. Note double line of pellets for beard. Pellets outside hair curls.


Rev: NIC/OLE/ONL/VND, RIC: ~12


C/T Type: L.488


Notes: Of the eleven 4b London coins documented in the Brussels Hoard, only one coin was from Nicole, indicating this coin is very scarce. Image courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, auction 6th Feb 2013, lot79. Provenance: W.J. Conte Collection

Coin Ref # LNNC4006

Class 4b

David


Obv: hENRICUS REX III  - N&R ligated. Colon before III.  Mintmark 5.2. True half-fleurs at crown ends. Note double line of pellets for beard. Pellets between hair curls.


Rev: DAV/ION/LVN/DEN,    RIC: ~18


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 2

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.486

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


Note: Coin is ex the William Conte collection, ex North; ex Spink 12.9.1989; ex Dupree; ex Elmore Jones.  Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1478-2001

Coin Ref # LNDV4002

Classes 4a, 4ab and class 4b were issued for London. 4a has pelleted crown-ends and a pelleted fleur, whereas class 4b has a true central fleur with half fleur crown ends. 4ab is a mix of pellets for crown ends and a true central fleur.