​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Clearly a ball-shaped R on the reverse.

5c2/5c1 mule

Henri


Obv: Long face, no neck. hENRICVS REX III' - NR ligated. R type could be R1 or R2.  X4  

Rev: hEN/RIO/NLV/DEI - legend not in BH.  


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......0

Number of different C&T types in BH......n/a

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... n/a

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


​Weight .......................................... 1.28 gm


Notes:  None of the BH 5c1 coins have London portrayed in this manner, though there are similar renditions in class 5c2. This fact, plus the unclear nature of the letters R on the obverse, lead me to a 5c2/5c1 mule ID.


Damaged flan at 6 o'clock..Some edge loss and a small crack. Rare die. In author's collection, ex Lord Stewartby - Spink auction June 2016, post-sale, Lot # 680d. ex L A Lawrence collection; Bt Seaby, August 1952.

London, Class 5c1


Class 5c coins are recognised by their oval almond-shaped eyes rather than round ones.  5c1 and 5c2 have a normal central fleur, whereas the central fleur on 5c3 is dis-jointed.  5c1 and 5c2 are distinguished by the shape ofthe letter "R", with 5c1 being a ball-shaped tail (R2), and 5c2 is wedge shaped (R1).


The charts below are based on data for coins in the Brussels Hoard only; minor Numbers of 5c1/2 & 5c2/1 coins have been combined with 5c1 and 5c2 respectively.   The chart show 5c1 to be scarcer than 5c2 and 5c3.    5c obverses muled with 5d reverses are even scarcer.


Some of the moneyers were not active for all 5c sub-classes:

Nicole: 5c1/5c2 only, Ion: from 5c3 onwards,   Walter and Willem : from 5c2 onwards.

Coin Ref # LNNC5069

Page updated: November 29th 2017

Class 5c1

Nicole


Obv: hENRICVS REX III' - NR ligated. R2/X4  

Rev: HIC/OLE/ONL/VHD -  pellet on 3q N, ON & HD ligated. RIC:8.  This is the commonest reverse type of Nicole 5c1 in the Brussels Hoard.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......  90

Number of different C&T types in BH...... 15

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... 793

Number of coins of this type in BH..........22 


​Weight .......................................... 1.51 gm


Notes:  In author's collection, ex Lord Stewartby - Spink auction June 2016, post-sale, Lot # 680a

Although somewhat unclear the 2nd "R" could have a ball-shaped foot, or could be  wedge-shaped with tail.

Coin Ref # LNNC5066

The foot of the first "R" has been obscured by the following "I" and so the R type is unclear.