I've been on a bit of a coin binge lately and for some reason have been picking up English pennies. In the last few weeks I purchased three pennies, one of Henry II and two of Henry III. Henry II was the creator of the Angevin Empire and one of the most powerful men in 12th century Europe. His grandson, Henry III, was a largely ineffectual king of England that was deposed on one occasion and had to fend off a French invasion of England on another. Henry II AR Penny Short Cross type Class 1b1, 1180-1182 AD Northampton mint, Willem moneyer. 19.5mm 1.40g Obv: hENRICVS REX; Crowned bust holding scepter. Rev: +WILLELM ON NOR; Voided short cross w/ quatrefoils in angles. SCBC.1344 North.963 Henry III AR Penny Short Cross type Class 7b, 1222-1236 AD London mint, Ilger moneyer. 19mm 1.40g Obv: hENRICVS REX; Crowned bust holding scepter. Rev: +ILGER ON LVND; Voided short cross w/ quatrefoils in angles. SCBC.1356b North.979 Henry III AR Penny Voided Long Cross type Class 1b/2a mule, 1248-1250 AD, London mint, Nicole moneyer. 18mm 1.40g Obv: hENRICVS REX ANG; Crowned bust. Rev: NIC OLE ONL VND; Voided long cross w/ three pellets in angles. SCBC.1360 North.984 Rare Feel free to post any medieval coins, pairs of coins of grandfathers and grandsons, binge purchases, or anything you feel like.