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Long Cross Pennies
Class 1 sub-classes
Class 1a (1247) - Spink 1358; North 983
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 gallery image 1)
Class 1b (1247 - 1248) - Spink 1359; North 984
Obverse legend is HENRICVS REX ANG
Reverse legend begins LIE TERCI and ends with the mint signature: LON or LVN (London: gallery images 1 and 2), CAN (Canterbury: gallery image 3) 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.
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