Class 2b1

Nicole (Nicholas Cupping)


Obv: bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX TERCI’, with HR ligated. Necklines. MM 3*
Rev:  HIC/OLE/OHW/IHC​, partially double-struck.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........   27

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Win 7 

Number of coins of this type in the BH.....  13


Notes: Reverse double-struck and with old scratch, otherwise good very fine and toned. Image courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb; coin auctioned by them 18th Sep. 2013, lot# 1233.   [RP-1709].

Class 2b1

Jurdan (Jordan the Draper)


Obv: bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX TERCI’, with HR and ER ligated. MM 3.
Rev:  IOR/DAH/ONW/IHC, no ligations

C/T sub-type: Win.5


Notes: Coin not in great condition, but is scarce: Jordan Drapparius - Slightly more common in the Brussels Hoard than the other three moneyers, but in class 2b he is the rarest - with only four Jordan 2b coins found, three being of this type, Win 5. Purchased on ebay,  [RP-1608]

Class 2b1

Willem (William Prior)


Obv: bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX TERCI, with HR and ER ligated. Necklines. Initial mark 3*

Rev:  WIL/LEM/ONW/IHC, with EM and ON ligated.


C/T sub-type: Win.11 


Notes: 13 Willem 2b coins in the Brussels Hoard, in two different types; this being the commonest with nine coins present. Minor flan split at top, good 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 #2518.  [RP-1587]

Class 2b1

Huge (Hugo Silvester)


Obv: bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX TERCI’, with HR and ER ligated. Necklines not evident. MM 3*
Rev:  hVG/EOH/WIH/ChE, no ligations

C/T sub-type: Win.2


Notes: 24 2b coins in the Brussels Hoard, in four different types, this being the commonest with 13 specimens. Light iridescent tone, good 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 #2516

Winchester


Winchester has always been an important city, formerly the capital of England until some time after the Norman Conquest, capital of Wessex and then second only to London. It was established by King Egbert in 827 as his main city, and sacked by the Danes in 860. Its cathedral, originally built in 1079, has the longest nave and overall length of all the Gothic cathedrals in Europe and houses the shrine of St Swithin, bishop of Winchester in the mid-ninth century. For nearly four centuries, from the reign of Alfred to that of Henry III, Winchester had one of the four great mints of England, sometimes fourth in rank, sometimes second only to London. From the 880s to 1250, moneyers working in Winchester are believed to have produced a minimum of at least 24 million silver pennies.

In common with other provincial mints there were four moneyers appointed at Winchester. The moneyers being: Hugo Silvester, Jordan Drapparius, Nicholas Cupping and William Prior. Henry III pennies from Winchester commenced with class 2b1 from all four moneyers. Output of coins as indicated by Brussels Hoard data indicates fairly even production by the four moneyers, however Colchester data indicate Nicholas and William to be the more prolific.

​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Coin Ref # WNNC2003

Class 2b1

Huge (Hugo Silvester)


Obv: bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX TERCI, with HR and ER ligated. 

Rev:  hVG/EON/WIH/ChE, ON ligated,  RIC: 8


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........   27
Number of different C&T types in BH.......  3
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Win 3 
Number of coins of this type in the BH.....  8

Weight ................................................. 1.41 gm


Notes: Ex Lord Stewartby collection, auctioned by Spink, June 2016, lot # 617a.

Coin Ref # WNNC2002

Coin Ref # WNHG2077

Coin Ref # WNJN2078

Class 2b1

Nicole (Nicholas Cupping)


Obv: bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX TERCI’, with HR ligated. Necklines. MM 3*

Rev:  HIC/OLE/OHW/IHC.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........   27

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

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Win 7 

Number of coins of this type in the BH.....  13


Notes: Images courtesy of Halls Hammered Coins (HHC-2887)

Class 2b1

Nicole (Nicholas Cupping)


Obv: bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX TERCI’, with HR ligated. Necklines. MM 3*

Rev:  HIC/OLE/ONW/IHC​, with ON ligated


C/T sub-type: Win.9


Notes: 27 Nicholas 2b coins in the Brussels Hoard, in three different types, with nine specimens present of this type. Good 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 #2517

Class 2b1

Jurdan (Jordan the Draper)


Obv: bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX TERCI, with HR and ER ligated. 

Rev:  IOR/DAN/OHW/IHC


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 4 
Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2 
Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Win 5
Number of coins of this type in the BH..... 3 

Weight ................................................. 1.47 gm


Notes: Ex Lord Stewartby collection, auctioned by Spink, June 2016, lot # 617b.

Coin Ref # WNJD2001

Coin Ref # WNHG2002

Coin Ref # WNHG2001

Coin Ref # WNWM2001

Coin Ref # WNNC2001

Class 2b1

Huge (Hugo Silvester)


Obv: bearded portrait facing, hEHRICVS REX TERCI’, with HR and ER ligated. 

Rev:  hVG/EOH/WIH/ChE, no ligations RIC: 7-8


C/T sub-type: Win.2


Notes: Another example. Image courtesy of London Coin Auctions. Auctioned 6th Sept 2013, part of lot 2051.