Short cross penny of Henry III

Canterbury Mint1216 to 1248

The Royal Mint Museum

The Royal Mint Museum
Llantrisant, South Wales

There were two issues of silver pennies. The first (1216-1248) was similar in type to the last issue of Henry II. In 1248 the reverse design was altered to a cross with limbs extending to the edge of the coin, and having three pellets in each angle.
Accession number RMM 7197


  • Title: Short cross penny of Henry III
  • Creator: Canterbury Mint
  • Date Created: 1216 to 1248
  • Location Created: Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Physical Dimensions: weight 1.487g
  • Type: coin
  • Rights: Royal Mint Museum
  • Medium: silver

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