Class 3ab1

Alisandre (Alexander of Stanes)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III - with pellet after REX, mintmark type 3.

Rev: ALI/SAN/DRE/ONW​ with AN and ON ligated.


C/T Type: Wal. 3


Notes: There were 48 Alisandre 3ab1 coins documented in the Brussels Hoard, but only three for class 3b. The 3ab1 coins were present in three varieties, and this is the rarest with only 4 specimens present.  

​Straight edge to flan from edge of strip, lightly toned, very fine.  Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London.  Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2509

Class 3ab1

Clement (the Clerk)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III - with pellet after REX, mintmark type 3.

Rev: CLE/MEN/TON/WAL with En, ON and AL ligated.


C/T Type: Wal. 5


Notes: Clement is the scarcest of the Wallingford moneyers in the Brussels hoard, with only nine coins split between two varieties. Obverse a little off-centre, lightly toned, very fine. 

Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2510.

Class 3ab1

Robert (Robert Pecok)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III 

Rev: ROB/ERT/OHW/ALI​ - with OB, ER and OH ligated.


C/T Type: Wal. 9


Notes: 29 of these Robert 3ab1 coins in the Brussels Hoard, spread across three varieties.   Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London.  Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2512

Wallingford


Wallingford Castle was a major royal castle and stronghold, originally  built around 1067-1071 by Robert D’Oilly, on orders from William the Conqueror, it was much enlarged during the Middle Ages, but was finally destroyed by Oliver Cromwell.  The castle was important in the war between Empress Matilda, Henry I’s daughter and royal heir, and her cousin Stephen, who had seized the throne. Stephen laid siege to Matilda’s supporters at Wallingford Castle many times.  Many royals and their associates lived and entertained at the castle, including Richard Earl of Cornwall, Henry III’s brother, who was the richest man in England.  In 1243 the Earl of Cornwall’s nuptial feast for his wedding to his second wife Sanchia took place at Wallingford with Henry III present. In 1249 Richard celebrated Christmas at Wallingford, and the following year, 1250, probably saw the final closure of Wallingford’s Mint. 


The mint was located within the castle, and had continued its activity during the 11th and 12th centuries,  and in the reign of Henry III it had a staff composed of four moneyers, four keepers, a clerk and two assayers, who in 1249 were ordered to appear before the barons of the Exchequer, perhaps in connexion with a large issue of coinage authorized in that year, half the profits of which were given to Richard Earl of Cornwall.  No Wallingford coin of a later date than the reign of Henry III has been found.  Wallingford is the only mint where production of 3ab1 coins exceeded that of 3b - perhaps it closed earlier than other provincial mints. 

Class 3ab1 

Robert (Robert Pecok)


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III' - with HR ligated and a single pellet after REX.


Rev: ROB/ERT/ONW/ALI   - OB, ER, ON ligated.  RIC:8    


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........29
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 3
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  Wal 10
Number of coins of this type in BH...........18



Notes: Images courtesy of Steve Elden

Page updated Dec 14th 2016

Class 3ab

Ricard (Richard Blaune)


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III

Rev: RIC/ARD/ONW/ALI ​ - Note ON ligated.


C/T type: Wal. 8


Notes: Another variety of Ricard 3ab1. Parts of the coin are flat.   

Coin Ref # WFRT3002

Coin Ref # WFAS3002

Coin Ref # WFAS3001

Class 3ab1

Alisandre - Wallingford


Obv: hENRICUS REX III' - with pellet after REX.  

Rev:  ALI/SAN/DRE/ONW   with AN, DR and ON ligated.  RIC: 7


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........48

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Wal.2

Number of coins of this type in BH...........18


Notes: Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned Feb 11th 2015, part of lot # 227. Provenance Jim Sazama collection.

Coin Ref # WFRT3187

Class 3ab1 

​Clement, Wallingford


Obv: hEHRIC[VS RE]X III'  im 3.  pellet after REX.


Rev: CLE/MEN/TON/WAL - with EN, ON and possibly AL ligated


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........   9

Number of different C&T types in BH.......   2 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin..... Wal 5

Number of coins of this type in BH..........   5


Notes:   Images courtesy of DNW, coin auction March 18th 2015, part of lot # 527 (coin #1)

Coin Ref # WFCL3002

Class 3ab1

Ricard (Richard Blaune)

Obv: hEHRICUS REX III' 

Rev: RIC/ARD/OIW/ALI​ - with AR ligated


C/T Type: Wal. 7


Notes: There were 26 Ricards 3ab1 coins in the Brussels Hoard, spread over 3 varieties.

Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2511

Coin Ref # WFRC3001

Coin Ref # WFRC3002

Coin Ref # WFRT3001

Coin Ref # WFCL3001

Class 3ab1 ?

Robert (Robert Pecok)


Obv: hEHRICUS REX III


Rev: ROB/ERT/ONW/ALI   - OB, ER, ON ligated.     


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.........29
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 3
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  Wal 10
Number of coins of this type in BH...........18

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


Notes: This one was advertised as 3b but may be 3ab1. Image courtesy of CNG, auction 308 lot # 478.

​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III