​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Obverse:  Crude imitation of an English Henry III bust; legend includes three Lippe roses.  No sceptre.

Reverse: Towers over a Rose-shield.

Notes: Sold on Ebay, March 2016.


Page updated: June 21st 2017

Coin Ref # CIF5138

Coin Ref # CIFL001

Bernhard III 

​Sterling Rosenschild, Blomberg mint.

Obv:  Shield with Lippe style 5 petal rose. Text - BLOMENBERC[___]

Rev: Henry III style, text reads BER/N[__]/RDV/S[__],  ​RIC: ~13

Weight: 0.95 gm

Notes: Very rare, Kuenker auction Spring 2015, lot # 4904.

Bernhard III (IV?)

​Sterling Rosenschild

Obv: Bust right, above shield with Lippe style 5 petal rose. Text around possibly reads BERNHARDVS, but not totally clear.

Rev: Henry III style, possibly reading hEN/RIO/NLV/NDE or similar.
​RIC: 9-10.

Believed to be a 2017 metal-detecting find in Estonia, but little information available.  Weight is only 1.05 gm.

Coin Ref # CIF3045

Jülich Pfennig

Obv:  Julich Shield

Rev: Henry III style,with letters in quarters:  ​RIC: 13

​Notes: Ebay June 2017. 

Jülich is a town in the district of Düren, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. As a border region between the competing powers in the Lower Rhine and Meuse areas, the town and the Duchy of Jülich played a historic role from the Middle Ages up to the 17th century.

There exists a number of coins having an imitation of Henry III on the obverse, but with a town scene of towers etc on the reverse, or a Henry III style reverse but a different obverse type.

Coin Ref # CIF5134