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Long Cross Pennies

Class 1 sub-classes

Class 1a (1247)

  • Obverse legend is HENRICVS REX

  • Reverse legend is ANGLIE TERCI

  • Neither the mint nor the moneyer are named on the coin

  • The beard is rendered naturalistically, using strokes

  • The king’s hair is visible above the crown band on some coins (as the present example)

Class 1b (1247 - 1248)

  • Obverse legend is HENRICVS REX ANG

  • Reverse legend begins LIE TERCI and ends with the mint signature: LON (London), CAN (Canterbury) or (AED) Bury St Edmunds

  • The beard is usually rendered using pellets

Notes regarding class 1 sub-classes

Sub-class 1a is very rare.

In Lawrence’s original classification of the coinage, sub-classes 1a and 1b were designated class I* and class I respectively.

Mules occur between the sub-classes 1a and 1b and also between 1b and class 2.