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. 

Henry III Long Cross Pennies – An Analysis of Class 2a and the Identification of Two Previously Unidentified Subgroups – Ian Heavisides

Coins of Class 2a, are relatively scarce yet the varieties that exist suggest that there was some degree of experimentation before the more consistent forms of 2bi and 2bii were arrived at. This has made any form of analysis or breakdown into sub-groups extremely difficult. This article suggests a means of dividing class 2a into two parts and identifies two further sub-groups 2ab1 & 2ab2, which could be confused with the coins of class 2b but which may well predate the issue. The article concludes with a brief table of the details of the four types identified.

Die Sinkers Signatures on the Long Cross Coinage of Henry III (Update)

Almost immediately after publication of the original article on the use of a unique style of letter R by a die sinker to identify his work, two rare examples came up for sale on Ebay; one for Robert on Canterbury and one for Ricard L’Espec (le Specer, le Spicer) at the same mint. The coins of Richard L’Espec are all very scarce and he is one of the few moneyers for whom we have specific dates. His appointment was recorded in April 1268 and he was recorded as “Late” by 23rd September 1271 1 , giving us an approximate period over which R 2 coins were produced. As to Robert, there is some confusion over who he actually was as there were a number of Roberts who could have held the dies at the time 2 . However, thanks to the coin of Richard, it appears that the use of the unique R 2 to identify the moneyer’s work took

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