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412, Lot: 750. Estimate $300.

CRUSADERS, Christian Arabic Dirhams. Mid to late 13th century. AR Dirham (21mm, 2.85 g, 11h). Akka (Acre) mint. Dated 1[251] (in Arabic). allāh wāhid hu/wa al-īmān/wāhid/al-ma‘mūdiyya wāhid (one God, one faith, one baptism in Arabic) across field around central large cross pattée; all within linear and pelleted quadrate border; in outer margin, [duriba bi-‘Akka/ sana alf wa/[mi’atayn wa ahad/wa khamsīn li-tajassud] (Struck in Acre year one [thousand and two hundred and one and fifty of the Incarnation] in Arabic) / al-āb wa’l-ibn/wa’l-rīh al-qudus/ilāh wāhid (The Father, the Son,/and the Holy Spirit:/One Divinity in Arabic) across field within linear and pelleted quadrate border; in outer margin, [[lahu al-majd]/ilā abad/ al-abadīn/[amīn/amīn] ([His is the glory]/forever/and ever/amen[amen] in Arabic). Balog&Yvon 42; Metcalf, Crusades 227-8; CCS 13. VF, toned. Rare.


From the Norman Frank Collection.

Current Status

412, Lot: 750.
Closing Date And Time: Jan 17, 2018 at 2:10:00 p.m. ET.
Current Date And Time: Jan 18, 2018 at 5:03:21 a.m. ET.
Currently: $1300. High Bidder Cancer. Bidders (6).