​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Class 3a1

Nicole (Nicholas of St Albans)


Obv: hENRICUS REX:III   - NR ligated, pellet after X. Beard of pellets.  Initial mark 3.  No neck.


Rev: NIC/OLE/OHL/VHD - pellets on 3q N and 4q N. ON & ND ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 443

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 23

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.180

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


Notes: This is the only one of the 23 CT types to have pellets on both the 3q and the 4q N. 

Coin Ref # LNHN3181

b) A Colon after REX 


Class 3a1

Henry


Obv: hENRICUS REX III' - with pellet after REX. NR ligated.  Beard of pellets. IM.3   Vestigial necklines. 


Rev: hEN/RIO/HLV/HDE - RIC:~8


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 266
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 18
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.152
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 31


Notes: Advertised on Ebay, summer 2016.

c) A Single Pellet after REX - this is the usual type.

Class 3a1

Henry, London


Obv: hENRICUS REX III' - with pellet after REX. NR ligated.  Beard of pellets. mm3


Rev: hEN/RIO/NLV/NDE - though last E looks like a "C", pellet on first N. EN & ND ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 266
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 18
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.146
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 11


Notes: This coin is ex the William Conte collection.ex North; ex Baldwin 17.12. 1975  Images courtesy of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1352-2001 

Coin Ref # LNNC3036

Coin Ref # LNNC3184

Class 3a1

Nicole


Obv: hENRICVS REX:III'  - with NR ligated. Prominent central chin pellet. Colon after X, rather than the usual single pellet.   No neck.


Rev: HIC/OLE/OHL/VND - with ND ligated. Short cross style E in 2q.  RIC: 8-8.5.

 

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 443  
Number of different C&T types in BH.......  23  
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... L.166 
Number of coins of this type in BH..........  54

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Notes: Coin sold on Ebay, March 2015.

Class 3a1

Henri


Obv: hEHRICUS REX:III   - HR ligated, colon after X.   Mintmark type 3.  Necklines. Pellets on chin similar to another Henri 3ab1 on this page.


Rev:  hEN/RIO/NLV/IDE - EN and ND ligated, pellet on 1q N.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 266

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L. 157

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


Notes:  The commonest type of Henri 3ab1 found in the Brussels Hoard.  Sold on Ebay, October 2014. 

On this page are shown class 3a1 examples with the normal pelleted beard, and on a separate page are to be found examples with a beard made up of strokes.   Class 3a1 coins from London were minted only by Nicole and Henry - these two moneyers were the only ones active through to class 3c, at the end of the Provincial Phase. 


Coins are arranged by (1) Punctuation after REX, and then (2) Alphabetically by moneyer. 

Coin Ref # LNHN3070

Class 3a1

Henri  (Henry Frowick)


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III'   - HR ligated, pellet after REX. Note inner circle continues as a plain line over the crown. Prominent neck.


Rev: hEN/RIO/IILV/[NDE] - note the "II" instead of "N" error.  RIC: 7-8


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......266. 

Number of different C&T types in BH.......18 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... L.154

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


Notes:  Images courtesy of the finder of the 2015 Bridgnorth Area Hoard.  [Finder's ref # 89]

Coin ref # LNNC3026

Class 3a1

Nicole (Nicholas of St Albans)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'.  - NR ligated. Note inner circle continues as a plain line over the crown. Pellet between E & X.


Rev: HIC/OLE/OHL/VIID - "II" error for "N"

RIC: 8


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......443

Number of different C&T types in BH......23

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...L.165 var. 

Number of coins of this type in BH..........11 


Notes:  Of 240 L.165 coins in the Brussels Hoard, eleven have a pellet between E and X in REX. Images courtesy of the finder of the 2015 Bridgnorth Area Hoard.  [Finder's ref # 61]

Coin Ref # LNNC3024

Class 3a1

Nicole (Nicholas of St Albans)


Obv: hENRICUS REX:III   - NR ligated, colon after X. Beard of pellets.  Initial mark 3.


Rev: HIC/OLE/OHL/VND - ND ligated. 2q E is of short cross style, possibly 1q C also.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 443

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 23

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.166 sim.

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  54



Class 3a1

Henri


Obv: hENRICUS REX:III   - NR ligated, no pellet(s) after X.   Mintmark type 3.  Residual necklines.


Rev:  hEN/RIO/IILV/IDE - EN ligated, & possibly the ND in 4q.Crossbars missing off the two Ns.​


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........266

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L. 153

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


Notes:  The last two Ns of the reverse legend have no diagonals; an error by  the die engraver.   Image courtesy of Timeline. Auction 5th Feb 2014, lot 131.

Coin Ref # LNHN3001

Page updated: July 22nd 2017

a) No punctuation after REX 

Note that on the obverse of some coins the pelleted inner circle continues over the crown; whilst on others it just continues as a plain line.

Coin Ref #LNHN3035

Class 3a1

Henri


Obv: hENRICUS REX:III   - NR ligated, single pellet after X.   Mintmark type 3.  Vestigial necklines. 


Rev:  hEN/RIO/HLV/NDE - EN and ND ligated. RIC: 8


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 266

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L. 144

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  66

Weight .................................................. 1.52 gm


Notes:  Ex Lord Stewartby, coin auctioned by Spink, June 2016, lot # 621a.

Class 3a1

Nicole


Obv: hENRICUS REX III' - with a pellet after REX. NR ligated. VS poorly legible on this specimen. Crown type having line over crown-band rather than a continued line of pellets.  Class 2 style bust; unclear whether any remnant necklines. Type 3 initial mark. 


Rev: HIC OLE OHL VHD - no ligations. The 3q "O" may have been superimposed on another letter. RIC: 8-9.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........443  
Number of different C&T types in BH.......  23  
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... L.165
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 240

Notes: Coin sold by a dealer on Ebay, November 2015. Ebay # 361427381339 

Coin Ref # LNHN3005

Coin Ref # LNHN3004

Coin Ref # LNNC3023

London, Class 3a1 - With Normal Pelleted Beard