Short Cross

Although this website is mainly about the coinage of Henry III, for the short cross pennies I have decided to show coins of Henry II, Richard and John as well, as aids to identification. All short cross coins illustrated are from my own collection.

The best reference work for the short cross series is the now out-of-print J.P.Mass Collection of English Short Cross Coins, 1180-1247 Vol 56 (Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles). If you see a reasonably priced second hand copy then you may wish to buy it whilst you can.