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Tenth Known Siege of Jerusalem Denier

CNG 91, Lot: 1144. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRUSADERS, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. temp. Sybelle. 1186-1190. BI Denier (18mm, 1.35 g, 6h). Struck during the siege of Jerusalem, 1187. + T[VR]RI[S] DAVIT (legend retrograde), Tower of David / [+ VVЄPVLCh]RV[M] DOMINI, view of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Slocum 288; C.J. Sabine, “Numismatic iconography of the Tower of David and the Holy Sepulchre,” NC (1979), pl. 17, 1 (same dies); N. du Quesne Bird, “Two deniers from Jerusalem, Jordan,” NumCirc LXXIII.5 (May 1965), p. 109; Metcalf, Crusades, p. 77; CCS 51. Near VF, areas of find patina and earthen deposits. Very rare, one of ten examples known.