Long Cross Pennies

Class 4 sub-classes

Class 4a (1250 - 1251) - Spink 1365; North 989

  • The central ornament of the crown is made up of three pellets connected to a central stalk

  • The ornament at each end of the crown is a pellet

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Class 4ab (1250 - 1251) - Spink 1365A; North 989/1

  • The central ornament of the crown is a fleur-de-lis (as class 4b)

  • The ornament at each end of the crown is a pellet (as class 4a)

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Class 4b (1250 - 1251) - Spink 1366; North 990

  • The central ornament of the crown is a fleur-de-lis

  • The ornament at each end of the crown is a half-lis

  • The face is larger than that of 4a or 4ab

Notes regarding class 4 sub-classes

All class 4 coins are scarce. The class was not sub-divided in Lawrence’s original classification, although he noted the early and late varieties of the crown.

Sub-classes 4a and 4b are known only of London. Sub-class 4ab was struck at London, Bury and Canterbury.