HOME > GALLERY > EARLY PLANTAGENETS > Henry III Long Cross Pennies > Class 1 > 1a & 1a/1b Mules

 

HENRY III - CLASS 1b & 1b/1a MULES

 

Class 1b has a change of obverse and reverse legends, putting "ANG" onto the obverse and adding the mint name to the reverse - this being necessary as production was expanded from London to Canterbury and Bury.  London coins are the commonest and Bury the scarcest.  From London, Churchill and Thomas document 110 class 1b coins in the Brussels Hoard but of 68 different types. This high degree of variability in the design is reflected in many ways, including:

  • The spelling of hENRICVS on the obverse
  • The number of pellets under the crown on the obverse
  • Pellets on the letters and between some words
  • A beard design of strokes or pellets
  • A double barred "H" for "N" on the obverse
  • The spelling of the London mint name on the reverse
  • Differences in ligation are not a significant variable compared to later classes.

 

For BNJ References see the Henry III long cross home page.

 

 

 

 

1b/1a Mule
1b/1a Mule
Detail
Class 1b, London (LON)
Class 1b, London (LON)
Detail
1b, London (LVH)
1b, London (LVH)
Detail
Class 1b, Canterbury
Class 1b, Canterbury
Detail
1b, Canterbury
1b, Canterbury
Detail
1b, Bury (AED)
1b, Bury (AED)
Detail
 
 
Powered by Phoca Gallery