CRUSADERS, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Imitation Bezants.
|CNG 85, Lot: 1312. Estimate $500.
Sold for $675. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
11th-12th centuries. AV Bezant (23mm, 3.72 g, 1h). Imitating a dinar of the Ayyubid caliph al-Amir. Acre mint. Second Phase, struck 1148/59-1187. "al-Imam/al-Mansur in two lines across field, "Abu Ali al-Amir bi-Ahkam Allah commander of the Faithful" in inner margin; "Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim struck was this dinar in Egypt in the year" in outer margin / "'al/ghaya" in two lines across field, Kalima in inner margin, "Second Symbol" (Quran 9: 33) in outer margin. Balog & Yvon 27b; Metcalf, Crusades
119-125; CCS 4. EF.