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78001914
Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1914. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $0. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

WITHDRAWN CRUSADERS, County of Tripoli. Raymond II or III. 1137-1187. AV Bezant (3.52 g, 12h). Struck in the name of the Fatamid caliph, al-Mustansir; Second Phase, circa 1148/59-1187. Name and titles of al-Mustansir in pseudo-Kufic script in four lines across field; two pellets above, one pellet below in inner margin; Umayyad Second Symbol in pseudo-Kufic scrip tin outer margin / “Ali” and Shahada in pseudo-Kufic script in four lines across field; two pellets above, one pellet below in inner margin; bismillah, mint formula, and AH date in pseudo-Kufic script in outer margin. Balog & Yvon 5 and 11; Metcalf, Crusades 486 var. (pellets); CCS 9 (Antioch). EF. Excellent strike of fine style on full flan.