When is a Henry III coin not actually a Henry III?

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When it’s a Prince Louis who was nearly king after Jon died. Read more here
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I knew about Louis very briefly being "King" during the Barons War before quickly being booted back out to France. But had never thought about any possible coinage, so this was an interesting item.

However the question "When is a Henry II coin not actually a Henry II?" gets an even more interesting answer.
In 1180 the new Short Cross coinage replaced the Tealby issue. This beared the name "HENRICVS". This continued throughout the remainder of his reign (to 1189).
They then continued throughout the reigns of his sons Richard I (1189-1199) and John (1199-1216), neither of which had English coins with their names, Louis (if you want to count him), and the first part of his grandsons Henry III reign (1216 - 1247).
It was only when the Long Cross coinage was introduced in 1247 that coinage bearing the name of Henry III were introduced.
So coins bearing the name of Henry II were still being minted 58 years after his death.

But that is not the end of the story ... after the death of Henry III in 1272 coins continued to be issued in his name for the first 7 years of the reign of Edward I.

We are often told not to believe all that we read. Well that certainly was the case on coins of this period.

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Something i had know idea about.
Thanks for posting, Cath, with the link, allowing Evan to add more detailage.
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