A true type Ia Edward I penny of Berwick with a double initial cross – Denis Martin

In August 2018 the BNS research blog published an article by the present author which described an unusual Edward I mule penny of the Berwick mint. The coin had a type Ia obverse with a double initial cross, coupled with a type IIa reverse. A very recent detector find has at last revealed a type Ia with a double initial cross obverse linked with a true Ia reverse. This is the only example known to the author. or… Click here for the 2018 article

Henry III Long Cross Pennies – The Coinage of the Northampton Mint –  Class 2bi – Ian M Heavisides & Rob Page

There were three provincial mints that issued pennies of Class 2bi; Lincoln, Northampton and Winchester.  It appears that the class was short-lived, and that the issue of dies was limited.  We have taken each mint in turn and examined the dies known to exist, identifying these along with the corresponding reverse dies used with them. A recent article (Link) presented the class 2bi coins of Lincoln, and this article now moves on to Northampton, where there appear to be three obverse dies for Class 2bi. Included here are copious illustrations and some suggested means of die identification.

Henry III Long Cross Pennies – Class 2bi – The Coinage of the Lincoln Mint – Ian M. Heavisides & Rob Page

There were three provincial mints that issued pennies of Class 2bi; Lincoln, Northampton and Winchester.It appears that the class was short-lived, and that the issue of dies was limited. We have taken each mint in turn and examined the dies known to exist, identifying these along with the corresponding reverse dies used with them.There appear to be four obverse dies of Lincoln for Class 2bi and two further dies that are contemporary forgeries. Included here are copious illustrations and some suggested means of die identification in order to avoid any confusion caused by wear and in some cases re-cutting.

Henry III Class 7 Pennies – Part 5, Dies of Phelip of London – Addendum – Robert Page

Since uploading the article on Phelip dies in June, and updating it in September, three more coins of Phelip have emerged, and these are described in this brief article. Two are examples of known dies, and one represents newly discovered dies, with some unusual features. An update is also provided on the number of known class 7 coins and dies. Earlier article: Henry III (Posthumous) Class 7 Pennies – Part 5, Phelip of London – Die Illustrations, updated Sept.’21.