CRUSADERS. Kings of Jerusalem. Guy de Lusignan.
|Sale: CNG 63, Lot: 1758. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 May 2003.
Sold For $505. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1186-1192. Æ Fractional Denier (1.20 gm). +REX GVIDO D, crowned facing bust; pellets at side / +E IERVSALEM, Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Metcalf, Lusignan ,/i>pl. 16, 6; Metcalf, Crusades 119; CCS 32c. VF, brown patina, weak strike. Extremely rare. ($500)
It is still a point of debate as to whether these bronzes were struck during Guy's rule over the kingdom of Jerusalem or later, when he claimed the throne of Cyprus (1192-1194). Site finds suggest they circulated more widely in Cyprus.