The short cross series replaced the Henry II Tealby coinage in 1180 and lasted until 1237 in the reign of Henry III when it was replaced by the voided long cross coinage. Class nomenclature and chronology used here is that of Mass (2002).  Dates shown on the icons below represent the coinage period, not necessarily the same as the monarchs' reign.  The irregular issues from the Rhuddlan mint have been given their own section.

BNJ References:   Short Cross General Refs.     Short Cross Finds

Other References - The key reference work to the short cross series is the book  "J.P.Mass Collection of English Short Cross Coins, 1180-1247", Vol 56 Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, vol.56, 2002.  Unfortunately now out of print.  (Book cover)