CRUSADERS, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Imitation Bezants.
|389, Lot: 870. Estimate $500.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
11th-12th centuries. AV Bezant (22mm, 3.93 g, 1h). Imitating a dinar of the Fatimid caliph al-Amir. Acre mint. Second Phase, struck 1148/59-1187. Beginning of caliphal titles in two lines, continuation of name and titles in inner margin; mint formula in outer margin / "'al/ghaya" in two lines across field, Kalima in inner margin, "Second Symbol" (Quran 9: 33) in outer margin. Balog & Yvon 27c-d; cf. Metcalf, Crusades
138 (for type); CCS 4. Good VF, flan slightly crimped at edge.
From the Dr. Patrick H.C. Tan Collection.