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Short Cross Pennies

Class 8

Class 8a (c.1242) - Spink 1357A; North 981 and 981/1

Coins of class 8a are subdivided into 8a1 and 8a2, the former class being very rare. The obverse of both types has a curule style X in REX and tall, slender lettering. 8a1 has a cross pattée initial mark on the reverse; 8a2 has a cross pommée, as 8b, but with slender lettering of 8a. Single, double or triple-pellet stops may be used in the obverse and reverse legends.

 

Note! The illustrated coin is an 8a1/8b mule.


Mints: Bury, Canterbury, London

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Class 8b (c.1242-c.1244) - Spink 1357B; North 981/2

Coins of class 8b have a cross pattée style X in REX and a cross pommée style initial mark on the reverse. The lettering is shorter than that of 8a, and the beard has an external outline. Single, double or triple-pellet stops may be used in the obverse and reverse legends.


Mints: Bury, Canterbury, London

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Class 8c (c.1244-1247) - Spink 1357C; North 981/3

Coins of class 8c are of vey crude style. They have a cross pommée style X in REX and a cross pommée style initial mark on the reverse. Single, double or triple-pellet stops may be used in the obverse and reverse legends.


Mints: Bury, Canterbury, London

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8 Note

Mass (SCBI 56) relabels North's 8a as 8a1, 8b1 as 8a2, 8b2 as 8b, and 8b3 as 8c