CNG Bidding Platform


Products and Services

Research Coins: Feature Auction

CNG 103, Lot: 979. Estimate $300.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRUSADERS, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Imitation Bezants. 11th-12th centuries. AV Bezant (22mm, 3.72 g, 4h). 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 in outer margin / "'al/ghaya" in two lines across field, Kalima in inner margin, "Second Symbol" (Quran 9: 33) in outer margin. Balog & Yvon 27c-d; cf. Metcalf, Crusades 138 (for type); CCS 4. Good VF, lightly toned, a couple of minor areas of flat strike at periphery.

From the Dr. Lawrence D. Sporty Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 711828 (April 1999).