This brief article proposes the introduction of the term 3d3 for Henry III long cross pennies of class 3d2 appearance but with the eight-limbed initial mark characteristic of class 4 pennies. An earlier version of the article was published in 2015 on the henry3.com website, but with the imminent retirement of that website this updated version of that article is being presented here.
This brief article was first published in 2014 on the henry3.com website; however, as that site is due soon to be retired, the article, with minor updates, is now being reproduced here.
An interesting brockage overstrike for Edward III post treaty pennies.
A completely new legend reading for the Florin Coinage issue halfpence (1344-1351) for the mint of London.
A second specimen of this rare posthumous Henry III penny reinforces the conclusion that the first specimen is genuine, and supports the designation of these two coins as being class 7a.
This is the second paper in a set of three on the class 7 coins of the London mint, and this one deals with the coins of the moneyer Reginald de Cantuaria (“Renaud”). The coins of Renaud were minted until c. May 1278 – i.e. for about 75-80% of the period in which class 7 was issued (1275/6 – late 1278), and hence are useful for looking at some of the variations which might be of relevance in any future sub-division of the class. Three types are outlined for the coins of Renaud, including one type having an unusual double-headed sceptre, not seen elsewhere in the Henry III long cross series. I continue to look for additional images of class 7 coins for further research and would be pleased to hear from any reader willing to supply class 7 images of any mint or moneyer.
The Lombardic form of the letter n is spasmodically found on obverses of some early issues of Edward I. This article discusses the rare coins struck in York in class 3f from obverse dies produced locally. Both the Royal mint and the Archbishop’s mint produced such coins, the latter being much rarer. An attempt is made to update the situation regarding the corpus of such coins and the numbers of known dies. A peculiar feature of the Lombardic n, which does not seem to have been discussed before, is pointed out.
This is the first of three planned articles on class 7 pennies from the London mint and presents a case for class 7 production at the London mint commencing as late as the fourth quarter of 1277; the article also deals with an estimate of the number of coins and dies from the London moneyers Reginald de Cantuaria (Renaud) and Phelip de Cambio; later articles will document some observed varieties for each of these moneyers in turn. To extend the study of these coins the author would appreciate receiving images of any London class 7 coins of Renaud or Phelip that readers may have in their collections. Images may be emailed to email@example.com