Coin Ref# WLJN3002

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Coin Ref# WLHG3001

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Coin ref # WLWM3002

Coin ref # WLHG3002

Class 3c

Willem (William son of Randulf / William Manger)


Obv: hENRICVS REX:III - note colon after REX

Rev: WIL/LEM/ONW/ILT


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 28

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Wil 40

Number of coins of this type in BH............21


Notes: Part of obverse legend weak, good very fine.Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2515

Class 3bc

Huge (Hugo Goldrum)

Obv: hENRICUS REX·III

Rev:  hVG/EON/WIL/TON - ON in 2nd and 4th quadrants is ligated.


C/T sub-type: Wil.25


Notes: Only 10 Hugo 3bc coins in the BH, 7 of this variety. Other variety has no necklines. Very fine.  Image courtesy of A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, London, coin ex Brussels Hoard and sold at Baldwin's Auction #77, Sept. 2012, Lot #2513

Class 3b

Jon (John Berte)


Obv: hENRICUS REX·III
Rev:  ION/ONW/ILT/ONE - ON ligated in all three quadrants.


C/T sub-type: Wil.18


Notes: 3b is the commonest class for Wilton, and there were 55 coins of Jon in the BH, with 11 different varieties; six of this type. Convex flan, very fine.​  Image courtesy of A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, London, coin ex Brussels Hoard and sold at Baldwin's Auction #77, Sept. 2012, Lot #2514

Wilton


Wilton is situated at a strategic point on the river systems of southern Wiltshire, and was an obvious choice as a place of settlement by migrants from the south, who about the middle of the 6th century founded the kingdom of Wessex. By the 9th century Wilton had become the royal seat of the kingdom.  Of the six mints of Wiltshire, the earliest known coins were minted at Wilton and Malmesbury; these were the small cross coins of Edgar; moreover the Wilton mint remained in operation with only short periods of inactivity, longer than any other mint in Wiltshire, and it was not finally closed until 1250. 
For Henry III pennies it is the sixth scarcest mint with just over 400 Wilton coins in total being recorded from the Brussels and Colchester hoards.  Coins from the Brussels hoard range from class 3ab1 to class 3c; the 3ab1 coins being the scarcest. Moneyers at Wilton were Hugo Goldrum, John Berte, William son of Randulf and William Manger. There is no known way to differentiate the coins of the two Williams.

​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Class 3c

Huge  (Hugo Goldrum)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'      


Rev: hVG/EOH/WIL/TON - OH ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........12   
... and in the Colchester hoard ...............0
Number of different C&T types in BH.......2
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....Wil 35. 
Number of coins of this type in BH..........9
Weight ...............................................1.30 gm


Notes:The difference between the two type seen in the Brussels Hoard depends upon whether the "ON" in the 4th quadrant is ligated.

Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1455-2001   Coin is ex the William Conte collection, and ex Spink.