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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 1034

CRUSADERS, Christian Arabic Dirhams. Mid to late 13th century. AR Dirham (23.5mm, 2.84 g, 4h). Akka (Acre) mint. Dated AD 1251 (in Arabic).


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1034.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Early Medieval, Silver

Sold For $ 1 800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CRUSADERS, Christian Arabic Dirhams. Mid to late 13th century. AR Dirham (23.5mm, 2.84 g, 4h). Akka (Acre) mint. Dated AD 1251 (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 45a; Schlumberger, pl. V, 31; Metcalf, Crusades 230-1; CCS 15; GNG 112, lot 701. Toned, minor weak strike at periphery. Good VF. Nearly full strike and superior the the CNG 112 specimen.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.