​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Page updated: Nov 20th 2016

Coin Ref # NWAD3002

Coin Ref # NWJN3001

Class 3ab1

Ion (John Papede)


Obv: Unusually, an off-centre strike has allowed the cut half to show the full bust.​


Rev: IOH/___/___/CAS


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........41 

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 4

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... New 8

Number of coins of this type in BH...........14


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Class 3b

Adam (Adam of Blakedone)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III'.

Rev: ADA/MON/NEV/ECA - with AD ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 52

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 3

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... New 16

Number of coins of this type in BH............41


Notes: Part weakly struck. Images courtesy of Halls Hammered Coins, ref. HHC1039.

Newcastle, Classes 3a to 3bc


There were 467 Newcastle pennies documented in the Brussels hoard publication, with only three classes represented: 3ab1, 3b and 3c; the latter being the least common. The four moneyers there were Adam of Blakedone, Henry of Carlisle, John Papede and Roger the son of William. Henry of Carlisle was the most powerful of these, and his coins are the most numerous in the Brussels hoard. Adam’s coins are the scarcest, based on the evidence from both major hoards.