Class 5 imit'n, Nicole, London. -
Class 5 Imitation, Nicole, London. Obv: hENRICUS REX:III - the N is reversed. Short and unusual bust, thin crown-band. Round eyes. Rev: NIC/OLE/ONL/VND - with ON and ND ligated. Pellets on N in 3q/4q. No exact match in Brussels Hoard. Images courtesy of Dix Noonan Webb, coin auctioned Feb 11th 2015, part of lot # 63. Provenance: Jim Sazama collection.
Imitations of class 5 VLC pennies are the most numerous in the Brussels hoard. Again, London and Canterbury are the predominant mints imitated, though there are class 5 imitations of some of the provincial mints, despite the fact that these mints were not operating at the time class 5 coins were being minted; examples include Gloucester and Wilton.