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Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 1240. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $3950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SPAIN, Castile. Alfonso VIII. 1158-1214. AV Maravedi Alfonsi-Dobla (3.86 g, 4h). Toledo (Tulaitula) mint. Dated Safar era 1229 (1191 AD). "Imam al-bi'a al-masahiya Baba" in two lines across field; cross above, ALF below; "Bismilabi wa al-abeni wa al-ruhi al-qadus Allah al wahidun min amana wa ta'amad yakun salima" in outer margin; annulets flanking upper bar of cross and ALF, third annulet in upper left field / "Amir/al-qatuliqin/Alfuns bin Sanya/ayadahu Allah/wa nasarahu" in five lines across fields; "Struck was this dinar in Toledo (Tulaitula) in the year nine and twenty and two hundred and one thousand of the Safar era" in outer margin. Gómez 162; ME 1004; Friedberg 101. EF, light coppery toning. ($3000)