Voided Long Cross Sterlings
Henry I, Count of Sternberg
Henry I of Schwalenberg († 1279) was from 1243 Count of Sternberg.
He came from the family of the Counts of Schwalenberg. His parents were Count Volkwin IV of Schwalenberg and his wife Ermengardis.
Henry re-built Neu-Sternberg and called himself Count since 1243. The area included the Tilithigau with Barntrup, Alverdissen, Bösingfeld, Salzuflen and some other places.
Only as Bailiff of Herford and Möllenbeck he had some impact. So he arbitrated in 1257, for example, in a diocese dispute in Osnabrück in favor of Bishop Bruno of Isenberg.
Further, he fell to an insignificant level and led many pointless feuds.
He married a daughter of Count Henry II of Woldenburg with whom he had 2 children.
Sterling, Henry I of Schwalenberg, Sternberg, 1250-70, Weweler 63a
|Reign/Issue Authority:||Henry I of Schwalenberg|
|Reference:||Weweler 63a, Krusy 94, Slg. Weweler 1101 (this coin)|
|Obverse description:||Crowned bust facing with sceptre in right hand.|
|Obverse legend:||hЄNRICVSCOM ЄS|
|Reverse description:||Long cross voided with three pellets in each angle.|
|Reverse legend:||COM ЄS˙h ЄNR ICVS|
|Extra info:||Pierced. Provenance: Ex Weweler collection / Ex WAG 43 Lot 1355 24/09/07 / Ex DNW Lot 80 11/02/15|