Short Cross Sterlings

Anonymous imitations with English legends

Sterling, "England", "John", "Winchester", ca. 1199-1216, Mass 2213

Reign/Issue Authority:"John"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"Winchester"
Moneyer:"Lukas"
Issue date:Ca. 1199-1216
Weight:1,34 gr
Diameter:18 mm
Rarity:R4
Reference:Mass 2213 / Stewartby CF 130
Catalogue #:0234
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing with sceptre in right hand.
Obverse legend:hЄNRICVSR ЄX
Reverse description:Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse legend:+LVKAF•ON•WIN
Extra info:Note the error LVKAF for LVKAS. Provenance: Ex J. Sazama Collection / Ex Mass / Ex DNW Lot 225 11/02/15.

Half sterling, "England", "John", "Londen", ca. 1220, UKDFD Ref. No. - 12546

Reign/Issue Authority:"John"
Denomination/Type:Half sterling / Cut halfpenny
Mint:"London", probably minted in the Westphalia area
Moneyer:
Issue date:Ca. 1220
Weight:0,55 gr
Diameter:8x17 mm
Rarity:R4
Reference:UKDFD Ref. No. - 12546
Catalogue #:0123
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing with sceptre in right hand.
Obverse legend:[hЄNRIC]VSR ЄX
Reverse description:Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse legend:[...] ON LVND
Extra info:It has a London mint signature, and appears to be based on a true coin of class 6. Unlike the true coins of this class, however, it has a pommée X in the king's title. The pommée X occurs only on true coins of class 8c, but it differs from this class, both in style, and in having a cross pattée initial mark on the reverse (source).

Half sterling, "England", "John", "Winchester", ca. 1220, ?

Reign/Issue Authority:"John"
Denomination/Type:Half sterling / Cut halfpenny
Mint:"Winchester", probably minted in the Westphalia area
Moneyer:"Ilger" (?)
Issue date:Ca. 1220
Weight:0,68 gr
Diameter:9x19 mm
Rarity:R4
Reference:-
Catalogue #:0112
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing with sceptre in right hand.
Obverse legend:[h]ЄNRICVГ[R ЄX]
Reverse description:Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse legend:+ILG[...]WIN•
Extra info:It has a Winchester mint signature, but there is no moneyer for this mint starting with ILG (ILGER?). It has a strange S on the obverse.

Sterling, "England", "Henry III", "Canterbury(?)", ca. 1217-42, -

Reign/Issue Authority:"Henry III"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"Canterbury (?)"
Moneyer:"Willem Ta (?)"
Issue date:Ca. 1217-42
Weight:1,36 gr
Diameter:18x19 mm
Rarity:R4
Reference:-
Catalogue #:0233
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing with sceptre in right hand.
Obverse legend:hЄNRICVSR ЄX
Reverse description:Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse legend:+W/ILLЄM[...]NC
Extra info:Provenance: Ex J. Sazama Collection / Ex eBay 1/06 / Ex DNW Lot 225 11/02/15.