​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Page updated: December 9th 2017

Class 5a2

Ricard (Richard Bonaventure)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III'     Round eyes,  Crown end elements are pellets.

Rev: RIC/ARD/ONL/VND - with ON & ND ligated. Pellet on N on 3rd quadrant. 


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  66

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  7

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  L.544

Number of coins of this type in BH..........   8


Notes:  Obverse appears to have R with ball-shaped R but reverse has wedge-shaped R. Possibly a 5a3, or 5a2/5a3 mule. Good VF, lightly toned.  Image courtesy of CNG.  Coin auction 279 lot # 876

Class 5a2

Class 5a2

Davi (David of Enfield)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III'  NR ligated. X type X2.  Round eyes,  Crown end elements are pellets.


Rev: DAV/I·ON/LVN/DEN - pellet after I in 2q, ON and ND ligated. Pellets on all "N"s. RIC~10.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 76

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 13 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.559 

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 20  


Notes:  Ex Lord Stewartby collection, auctioned by Spink, June 2016.

Coin Ref # LNRC5002

LNNC5106

LNDV5031

Class 5a2 coins are defined by round eyes, X type 2 and end pellets on the crown.  Other characteristics include R type 2 (ball-end).  Some coins have one or more short-cross style letters C and/or E.

At London, 5a2 coins were issued by Nicole, Henri, Davi and Ricard - Nicholas of St Albans, Henry Frowik, David of Enfield and Richard Bonaventure. Coins of Nicole, and then Henri, are the most common.

Class 5a2

Nicole (Nicholas of St Albans)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III'  NR ligated. X type X2.  Round eyes,  Crown end elements are pellets.


Rev: HIC/OLE/ONL/VND - ON & ND ligated, pellets on both "N"s.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  184

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  13

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.530

Number of coins of this type in BH..........   47 


Notes:  This is the commonest reverse type for Nicole.   Coin sold on Ebay, April 2017.