​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Class VI


Class VIc/VId Mints and moneyers: 


Canterbury - Arnold, Henri, Hiun/Iun, Iohan, Robert, Roger, Salemun, Samuel, Simon, Tomas, Walter

London - Abel, Ilger, Rauf, Walter

Bury - Rauf

Winchester - Henri 

York - Iohan, Peres, Tomas, Wilem


Note that many of the above names are not unique to Henry III pennies.


Class VIc is sub-divided into VIc1, VIc2 and VIc3.  VIc1 has plain lettering and two hair curls each side of the bust, VIb has three hair curls and one or more ornamental letters, and VIc has three hair curls and plain letters.   Class VId is a rare sub-type characterised by the presence of a pellet on the cross-bar of the letter "N".


Class VIIb1, Canterbury, Samuel

​c.1225

Rev: SIHVND ON SANT


Refs:SCBI Mass 2050 var.; N 979D; S 1356B)


Weight: 1.33 gm


Coin in the author's collection. DNW auction Nov 14th 2018. .

Class VIIb4, Bury, Simund

​c.1235

RP-4152

Ornamental "R" on the obverse.


Reverse: ABEL ON LVNDE - with pellets between.


Weight: 1.50 gm


This coin in the author's collection, ex Ray Inder, ex J.P Mass, ex L.R.Stack.


Refs:  (SCBI Mass 1839, this coin; N 976; Spink 1355A/1355). 

RP-4116

Class VIIb3, Canterbury, Willelm Ta

​c.1230

Short Cross Coins of Henry III

Class VII


Class VII Mints and moneyers: 


Canterbury - Henri, Ioan, Ioan Chic, Ioan F.R., Iun, Nichole, Osmund, Robert, Robert Vi, Roger, RogerofR, Salemun, Samuel, Simon, Tomas, Walter, Willem and Willem Ta

London - Abel, Adam, Elis, Giffrei, Ilger, Ledulf, Nichole, Rau(l)f, Ricard, Terri

Bury - Rauf, Willelm, Norman, Simund, Ioan

Durham - Pieres


Note that many of the above names are not unique to Henry III pennies.


Class VII coins are the most abundant of the entire short cross series, and may comprise more than half of the surviving short cross coins, as a result of a quarter century of high coin production rates.


SAHVEL ON CANT, double-barred H for M on rev. Rare.


Refs: SCBI Mass –; N 979, Spink 1356B


Weight:


Coin in the author's collection. DNW auction Nov 14th 2018. .

RP-4150

WILLEN TA ON CA


Refs: SCBI Mass 2016 var.; N 979C; S 1356B


Weight: 


Coin in the author's collection. DNW auction Nov 14th 2018. .

Class VIc2/VIc3 mule, London, Abel

​c.1217

Rev: NICHOLE ON CA


Coin offered on Ebay, Nov 2018

RP-4154

Obverse: Three hair curls either side of bust.


Reverse: WILLELM ON SAN


Weight: 1.09 gm


This coin in the author's collection, ex Ray Inder.


Refs:  SCBI Mass 1968; N 978; S 1356A

RP-4156

Although this website is primarily about the long cross pennies of Henry III, this short section summarizes the short cross issues.


There is no clear distinction between the coins of Henry III and those of his predecessor, John.  Henry came to the throne in 1216 during the production of class 6c coins. 

Class VIIIc, Canterbury, Nichole

​c.1244-7

Mints in operation:


Class 6: Canterbury, London, Bury, and for class 6c2 only: Winchester, and York.

Class 7: Canterbury, London, Bury, and for class 7a1 only: Durham.

Class 8: Canterbury, London, Bury, 

Class VIIa2, Bury, Willelm

​c.1219