​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin ref# LNDV5019

Coin Ref # LNRC5006

Class 5a3

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   

Rev: DAV/IOH/OHL/VHD - A is double-barred, Oh & HD are ligated.  RIC~11.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH....... 235  
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 21   
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.. L.557
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 20


Notes: Ex London Coin Auctions, auction 145, part lot 1262. 

Page updated: April 6th 2018

Coin Ref # LNDV5097

Class 5a3

Ricard (Richard Bonaventure)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III     Round eyes, pellet crown ends.  Note different style of X compared to 5a2 coins.


Rev: RIC/ARD/ONL/VHD -with AR, ON and HD ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  147

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  12

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  L.630

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  24


Notes:  Near EF, toned.  Image courtesy of CNG.  Coin sold at auction 308 lot # 485

Class 5a3

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   NR ligated.  Round eyes. R type 2.  X4.  The eyes, R and X indicate this is class 5a3. Arcs over lower hair curls.


Rev: DAV/ION/LVN/DEN, note the pellet after DAVI, and only EN ligated. Pellet on 4q N.  RIC: relatively high, at about 15 pels./quad.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 235  
Number of different C&T types in BH.......21
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... n/a
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Notes: Another example of a type not seen in the Brussels Hoard. Davissons Auction, April 2018, Lot #78.

Class 5a3

Henry


Obv: hENRICVS REX III'     Round eyes. Ball-footed R (R2)


Rev: HEN/RIO/NLV/NDE - with EN, NL, ND ligated.  No pellets on the Ns.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  359

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 35 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  L.581

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


Notes:  Quite common.  VF, lightly toned.  Image courtesy of CNG.  Coin sold at auction 279 lot # 883

Coin Ref # LNRC5003

Class 5a3

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   NR ligated.  Round eyes. R type 2.  X4.  The eyes, R and X indicate this is class 5a3. 


Rev: DAV/ION/LVN/DEN, note the pellet after DAVI, and ON, VN and EN ligation. Pellet on 3q N.  RIC:11.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 235  
Number of different C&T types in BH.......21
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... n/a
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Notes: there is a lot of variability of dies for Davi 5a3, and this particular combination of reverse lettering not seen in Brussels Hoard.  Images courtesy of AMR.

Coin ref# LNDV5017

Class 5a3

Henri


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   Double row of beard pellets with one large central pellet. R2, X4 (Crescents type).  Round eyes. Arcs above the hair curls.  Unusually, a pellet before REX.


Rev: Rev: hEN/RIO/NLV/NDE with EN, NL and ND ligated. Pellets on last two Ns. RIC 10-11


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......359 

Number of different C&T types in BH..... 35
​Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin:  L.574
Number of coins of this type in BH........ 12
Weight ...............................................  1.31


Coin Ref # LNHN5002

Coin Ref # LNDV5016

Class 5a3

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX III' - NR ligated.  Round eyes. Ball-footed "R".  X type 4 - but slightly unusual form. Beard made up of two rows of pellets with large central chin pellet.


Rev: DAV/[ION]/LVN/DEN - probable stop after I, 4q EN ligated, pellet on x-bar?  RIC: 10-11.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........235  
Number of different C&T types in BH.......21
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin: L.558?
Number of coins of this type in BH..........15


Notes: Offered for sale on Ebay, May 2015.

Class 5a3

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX' III'   


Rev: DAV/ION/LVN/DEN - 2q unclear, 3q no pellet on N, EN ligated, pellet on N.     RIC: 13-14.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......   235
Number of different C&T types in BH.......  21
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.562
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 5
Weight ............................................... 1.31 gm 

Notes: Davissons E Auction 9   Lot 46   28th April 2015.

Coin Ref # LNDV5015

Class 5a3

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   Round eyes. Ball-footed R, and X type 4.


Rev: DAV/ION/LVH/DEN - with EN ligated. The A has a double cross-bar. Stop after I. No pellets on the "N"s.  RIC ~10


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........235   
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 21   
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.....L.565 
Number of coins of this type in BH..........  4

Weight....................................................1.46 gm

Notes: Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1486-2001 ​ ex William Conte, ex North; ex Spink Sept. 1973.​

Coin ref# LNDV5002

Coin ref# LNRC5005

Class 5a3

Ricard (Richard Bonaventure)


Obv: hENRICUS REX [III]    Distinct double line of pellets for beard. Prominent single central chin pellet. Round eyes. R type 2. X type 4.


Rev: RIC/ARD/ONL/VND - AR, ON & ND ligated. Pellets on the N crossbars.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........147

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 12

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.627

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 45


Notes: Sold on Ebay, Jan. 2015.

Coin Ref # LNDV5013

Class 5a3

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'   - with NR probably ligated,  R2/X4    Round eyes.


Rev: DAV/I OH/LVN/DEN - pellet after I,  VN, & EN are ligated. A is double-barred, 3q N has a pellet. RIC: 9-10.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 235

Number of different C&T types in BH.......   21 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.569

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


Notes: Images courtesy of DNW, coin auction March 18th 2015, part of lot # 526 (coin #2)

Class 5a3

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'    X type 4


Rev: DAV/IOH/LVN/DEN - A is double-barred, pellet after I, pellet on 3q N, EN ligated. RIC: ~9


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 235  
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 21   
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.....L.569 
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 8  


Notes: Ebay, March 2015

Coin ref# LNDV5014

Class 5a3

Davi


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'  - no stop after REX. R type 2


Rev: DAV/ION/LVN/DEN - stop after I, ON & EN ligated, pellet on first and last N,  RIC - about 14 pellets/quadrant.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 235  
Number of different C&T types in BH.......  21   
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.558
Number of coins of this type in BH..........  15

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


Notes: Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1487-2001 ex William Conte Collection,  ex P. Woodhead; ex Spink 1965.

Coin ref# LNDV5003

5a3 coins are defined by sceptre, round eyes, X4 and R2.   At London they were minted by Nicole, Henri, Davi and Ricard.


The small pellets, characteristic of the inner circle on the obverse and reverse of many class 4 coins, are also seen on some of the class 5a coins, including class 5a3.  The majority of the 5a3 pennies have a RIC count of between 9 and 11 pellets per quadrant, whilst some have RIC counts of about 13-14, as often seen in class 4.  We do not know if the lower RIC count coins are later than the others, or simply represent the differing styles of multiple die-makers.


Some 5a3 coins have short-cross style letters C and/or E, and examples may be seen here.

London Class 5a3