CRUSADERS. Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus. Peter I.
|Sale: CNG 66, Lot: 1835. Estimate $750.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2004.
Sold For $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1359-1369. AR Light-weight Petit (Half) Gros (1.86 gm). Mainland mint. +PIERE ROI, Peter enthroned facing, holding sword and globus cruciger; shield below bearing rampant lion left, P on throne / +3ALEM E DE ChIPRE, Jerusalem cross. Seltman, "Light-weight Coins of Peter I and Peter II," NumChron
1966, 15; Metcalf, Lusignan
pg. 110; CCS 91. Toned, good VF. Rare. ($750)
A rare subsidiary coinage, possibly struck in Antalya after its capture by Peter in 1361, and struck to the weight standard of the gigliati that circulated on the mainland. The light-weight coinage is almost never found on the island of Cyprus itself.