Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by bcuda, Feb 18, 2020.
I think it is an English Henry III , but I do not know enough on these coins to tell.
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Here's mine (I think)
One of my favorites in my whole collection
BRITTAIN, Henry III (1207-1272). Denomination: AR Penny (Short cross class 7b), minted: London (Ricard moneyer); 1218-42
Obv: HENRICVS REX Crowned facing bust, holding sceptre, crude portrait with pellet on chin
Rev: +RICARD ON LVND•, short cross, quartered with crosslets
Weight: 1.36g; Ø:mm. Catalogue: North 979; SCBC 1356B. Provenance: Ex private collection; acq.: 09-2019
ANGLO-SAXON, Æthelred II (966-1016). Denomination: Penny, minted: England, Winchester, Moneyer: Ælfsige; 978-1017
Obv: +AEDELRAED REX ANGL. Head of Aethelred II, draped, to the left.
Rev: +AELFSIGE MO PINT. Voided Long cross without inner circle.
Weight: 1.74g; Ø:19mm. Catalogue: Spink 1151. Provenance: Ex private collection; acq.: 05-2019
Nice coins, the second one is on my search list
@bcuda .These long cross pennies of Henry III were some of the most affordable yet interesting coins of the Plantagenet period. Your coin is a class 3 penny struck at Canterbury by the moneyer Nicole.
The Canterbury mint produced some really appealing pennies for Henry III. Below is one of my favorites from my collection.
@TheRed that is awesome that you can get that much information out of that coin.
Thank you so much for the info. I can see I have a lot to learn if I want to get into these English hammered coins !
Yours is a modern forgery.
who is Ras?
Henry III (1216-1272 A.D.)
Long Cross type Class 3b
Engraver: Henry Frowik
O: hЄNRICVS RЄX | III, Crowned facing portrait of King Henry III, 6 pointed star straddles central crown ornament, legend from 12 o'clock.
R: /hEN/RIO/NLV/NDE, Voided long cross with trefoil of pellets in each angle.
North 987, SBC 1363
Hey, nobody else was saying it.
A really fantastic introductory book on medieval English coinage is the one below. It provides excellent overviews of the English monarchs and their coinage as well as relevant European coinage and political affairs. There are lots of specialized books on areas of English coinage, but this book will give you a great introduction.
Here is just one snip image from my ancestors.
Here's 3 of mine
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