VIII – Canterbury

Class VIII coins from Canterbury are known for three different moneyers, whilst London and Bury have only one moneyer each. At Canterbury there is the King’s moneyer, Nichole (of St Albans) as well as Willelm and Iohan.


  • CANTERBURY, Nichole, Class VIIIb?
  • Obverse: The unclear “X” possibly indicating class VIIIb. Small annulet eyes. Mis-struck.
  • Reverse: +NIC___CAN
  • Weight: This 90% fragment weighs 1.22 gm, implying whole coin would have been c. 1.36 gm.
  • Notes: In author’s collection
  • Coin Ref # 7034


  • CANTERBURY, Willem, Class VIIIb
  • OBVERSE: “X” made up of wedges, indicating class VIIIb. Note triple colon before R. Beard of strokes.
  • REVERSE: Cross pommee initial mark. WILLEM ON CANTE
  • NOTES: In author’s collection, a metal detecting find from Andover by Oliver Horncastle.
  • Coin Ref # 4186

  • CANTERBURY, Willem, Class VIIIc
  • OBVERSE: Pommee style X. Beard of pellets and very fine strokes. Large round eyes.
  • REVERSE: Cross pommee initial mark. WILLELM ON CA
  • Weight: 1.09 gm
  • NOTES: In author’s collection
  • Coin Ref # 7024

  • CANTERBURY, Nichole, Class VIIIc
  • OBVERSE: “X” of cross-pommee style. Narrow bust. Split nose.
  • REVERSE: NICHOLE ON CA, cross pommee initial mark.
  • NOTES: In author’s collection
  • Coin Ref # 7002

  • CANTERBURY, Nichole, Class VIIIc
  • OBVERSE: Pommee style X. Beard of strokes. Two hair curls each side, containing prominent pellets.
  • REVERSE: Cross pommee initial mark. NICHOLE ON CA…
  • NOTES: We know this is a class VIIIc coin by the shape of the “X” on the obverse, however it is of a somewhat different appearance to the preceeding coins illustrated here. In the author’s collection.
  • Coin Ref # 4180