"Semi-Imitations"

Page updated: Feb 24th 2018

Irish style obv. - Rudolph von Habsburg, 1273-1292


Obv:  Irish style king's head in triangle, but with no sceptre.


Rev: King holding olive branch (?) and orb.


Clipped: 14.2 mm

Weight :  1.13 gm

Reference: Berghaus 82


​Notes: Rudolph van Habsburg succeeded Richard of Cornwall as King of the Germans. This coin minted at Dortmund. [RP coll'n].

Coin Ref # CIF5138

Coin Ref # CIFL001

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

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

​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin Ref # CIF-0002

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.

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.

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.