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364, Lot: 586. Estimate $500.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRUSADERS, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Imitation Bezants. 12th-13th centuries. AV Bezant (23mm, 3.59 g, 9h). 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 and AH date of 517 or 519 in outer margin / al/ghaya in two lines across field, Kalima in inner margin, "Second Symbol" (Quran 9: 33) in outer margin. Balog & Yvon 25; Metcalf, Crusades, 129; cf. CCS 3 (for type). VF, toned.