Coin Ref # NRHG3211

Coin Ref # NRJB3002

Coin Ref # NRWM3224

Page updated: July 29th 2017

Coin Ref # NRJB3139

Coin Ref # NRHG3210

Class 3ab1

Huge


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III'  - with HR ligated. Possibly a colon of small pellets after REX.

Rev: hVG/EON/NOR/WIZ - ON & OR ligated. Appears to have no pellet on the "Z".
RIC: 7-8.5.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH....... 65 
Number of different C&T types in BH...... 4 
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...Nw.23
Number of coins of this type in BH.........49


Notes: The common variety having ON ligated and no pellet on the Z.   Ebay, July 2017.

Coin Ref #: NRHG3001

Class 3ab1

Jacob


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III'  - with HR ligated. Single pellet after REX.

Rev: IAC/OBO/HN/ORW - OB & OR ligated.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......57  
Number of different C&T types in BH......6    
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...Nw.25
Number of coins of this type in BH.........18 


Notes: Similar to NRJB3002.  Ex Lord Stewartby (Spink auction June 2016, Lot # 645b). Bt A H Baldwin 2002.  Now in the author's collection [RP-2277].

Coin Ref # NRJB3216

Class 3a1

Jon (John Martin)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III, mintmark 3. Vestigial necklines. Inner circle continues above the crown.


Rev: ION/ON/NOR/WIZ​ - with ON and OR ligated.  RIC: 7-8.


C/T Type: Nw 13


Notes:  Obverse a little off-centre, toned, very fine and scarce.​​  Four specimens of Nw 13 documented for the BH.  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London.  Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2498

Class 3a2

Willem


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III'  - with HR ligated. Colon after REX.

Rev: WIL/LEM/ONN/ORW - EM, ON & OR ligated. RIC: ~7.5

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......  4
Number of different C&T types in BH...... 1
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... NW.19
Number of coins of this type in BH......... 4


Notes: From the June 2017 Baldwin St James auction.

Class 3a1

Jon (John Martin)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'  - with NR ligated. Punctuation after REX unclear. Prominent necklines. Inner circle of pellets does not continue over crown. Rounded chin.

Rev: IOH/ON/NOR/WIZ - pellets on 2q N and 4q Z. OR ligated. Z is not reversed as it is on some of these issues.  RIC: 8-8.5.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH..... 30 
Number of different C&T types in BH....  6  
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...Nw 11
Number of coins of this type in BH.........4

Weight ...............................................1.47 gm


Notes: Bust perhaps more similar to 3ab1 rather than typical 3a1 style. This may be a late 3a1 coin, and transitional with 3ab1.  ​Images courtesy of an anonymous collector. Coin sold in auction at Baldwin St James, June 2017, part lot 455.

Class 3ab1

Jacob (Jacob Cocus)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX•III, mintmark type 3, somewhat irregular. No pellet after X.


Rev: IAC/OBO/HN/ORW​ - with OR ligated, RIC: 7-8.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......57  
Number of different C&T types in BH......6    
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...Nw.26
Number of coins of this type in BH.........8 


Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2500

Class 3a1

Willem


Obv: hENRICVS REX•III', mintmark 3, vestigial necklines. No pellets over crown-band.


Rev: WIL/LEM/OHH/ORW​ - with OR ligated


C/T Type: Nw 15


Notes: There were 21 3a1 Willem coins documented in the BH: with four varieties - this being the most common type with 13 specimens present.  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London.  Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2499

Class 3ab1

Jon (John Martin)


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III' - with a pellet before III, HR ligated.   

Rev: IOH/ON/NORW/IZS - 3q N is ligated to cross-bar and the O, the Z is reversed.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........  80 
Number of different C&T types in BH.......   8 
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... NW.30
Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 2


Notes: Scarcer variety.  Images courtesy of DNW, auction Nov 12th 2015, part of lot #81.

Coin Ref #: NRJB3001

Class 3ab1

Jacob


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'  - with HR ligated. Single pellet after REX.

Rev: IAC/OBO/NNO/RWI - NN ligated.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......57  
Number of different C&T types in BH......6    
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...Nw.28
Number of coins of this type in BH.........12


Notes: Ex Baldwin St James auction, June 2107, pt. lot 454.

Norwich - Classes 3a & 3ab 


From the Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was the largest city in England after London, and one of its most important cities; it's status being based on the wool trade. During King Henry's reign the Great Hospital dates from 1249 and the College of St Mary in the Field from 1250. In 1256, Whitefriars was founded. In 1266 the city was sacked by the "Disinherited". (Wikipedia)


The Churchill & Thomas 2012 publication on the Brussels Hoard documents 729 Norwich pennies from classes 3a1 to 3c. Amongst the coins present in the Brussels Hoard, Class 3a2 pennies are the rarest for Norwich, with only 5 documented.   As at other provincial mints there were four moneyers appointed, and for Norwich these were Hugo le Brunham, Jacob Cocus, John Martin and William of Hapesburg, the latter being the least common in the Brussels and Colchester hoards.


A significant number of additional Norwich coins came on the market during June 2017, when Baldwins auctioned a number of coins from their basement vault ... we do not know whether these originated from the Brussels Hoard but it would not be unreasonable to assume that as being likely.  Long cross pennies sold were 46 of the moneyer Hugo, 26 of Iacob, 43 of Ion and 29 of Willem, an overall total of 144 coins.  There were a number of coins in these lots which were either scarce or absent in the 729 coins from the Brussels Hoard studied by Churchill and Thomas, for example a number of class 3c coins of Ion, which were totally absent from the BH study.

Class 3ab1

Jacob


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III'  - with HR ligated. Single pellet after REX.

Rev: IAC/OBO/HN/ORW - OB & OR ligated.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......57  
Number of different C&T types in BH......6    
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...Nw.25
Number of coins of this type in BH.........18 


Notes: Images courtesy of DNW, coin auctioned 12 Nov 2015, part of lot #51.

Coin Ref #: NRJN3001

Class 3a1

Jon (John Martin)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'  - with NR ligated. Pellet after REX. Necklines. Inner circle of pellets does not continue over crown.  Necklines.  Pointed chin.

Rev: ION/OHN/OR/WIZ - pellet on 4q Z. HN ligated.

Z is not reversed.   RIC: 7-8.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH..... 30 
Number of different C&T types in BH....  6  
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...N/A 
Number of coins of this type in BH.........0

Weight .............................................. 1.42 gm


Notes: Bust perhaps more similar to 3ab1 rather than typical 3a1 style. This may be a late 3a1 coin, and transitional with 3ab1. C&T record a 3ab1 coin with the same reverse spelling: their Nw 33 (5 specimens in the BH). However lettering style suggests this should perhaps be classified as 3a1.
​Images courtesy of an anonymous collector. Coin sold in auction at Baldwin St James, June 2017, part lot 455.

Class 3a1

Huge (Hugo le Brunham)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III', mintmark 3  Class 2b style bust. No pellets over crown-band.


Rev: hUG/EOH/HOR/WIZ - with OR ligated


C/T Type: Nw 1


Notes: Of 105 Norwich 3a1 coins in the BH, 22 were from Huge.   There were three varieties present in the BH, and coins of this type were the least common, with only five specimens present.  Toned, good very fine. Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London.  Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2497

Coin Ref # NRJN3196

Coin Ref #: NRWM3001

​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Class 3a1

Huge  (Hugo le Brunham)


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III'  - with HR ligated. Single pellet after REX. Vestigial necklines. Inner circle of pellets does not continue over crown. Rounded chin.

Rev: hVG/EOH/HOR/WIZ - OR ligated, and pellet on the Z.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH..... 22
Number of different C&T types in BH.... 3 
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin...Nw.1
Number of coins of this type in BH.........5


Notes: ​Coin offered on Ebay, July 2017. 

Coin Ref # NRJN3197

Coin Ref # NRJN3002