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

Lot nuber 1039

CRUSADERS, Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus. James II. 1460-1473. AR Gros (25.5mm, 3.38 g, 3h). Type 6.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1039.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Early Medieval, Silver

Sold For $ 6 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CRUSADERS, Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus. James II. 1460-1473. AR Gros (25.5mm, 3.38 g, 3h). Type 6. IAC O BS DЄI G, James, crowned and wearing a tunic, right on horseback, holding sword over shoulder; annulet and double annulet stops / + R IЄRVS CIPRI ЄT ARMIA, Jerusalem Cross; double annulet stops. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe, p. 215; M&P Type E, 2 (dies B/d); Metcalf, Crusades, 806; Schlumberger, pl. VII, 22; CCS 159. Toned. EF. Very rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, purchased from Charles H. Wolfe, III.

The coinage of James II shows the growing influence of Italian coin types. This gros is possibly inspired by the gold ducat of Francesco Sforza. See lot 1127.

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.