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CRUSADERS The Latin East Kingdom of Jerusalem County of Acre Imitating Ayyubid caliph al-Amir 11th-12th Century AD Bezant (Dinar) -- #ME54512

AV Bezant (Dinar) 22mm. 3.89g. Acre mint(?) Imitating Misr 3rd Phase, struck 1187-1260

Poorly rendered Cufic legends in concentric circles; pair of pellets below central inscription.

Poorly rendered Cufic legends in concentric circles.

Metcalfe LE 136 var. (pellets on reverse); CCS 5c var. (same)

EF. Choice strike for the type. An atypically light flan crack is noted. A 'Bezant' (Bisant or Besant), perhaps derived from 'Byzance' is a medieval merchant's name for any Arabic Dinar of the weight of a Byzantine solidus. The Crusader Bezants were probably named after the 'Saracenic Bezant', another current term for the coin. The two additional pellets below the central inscription make this coin an interesting variant that is seldom offered.


$ 625.00

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CRUSADERS Tripoli Kings of Antioch imitating al-Mustansir 1152-1233 Bezant (Dinar) -- #ME45023

AV Bezant (Dinar) 24mm. 3.29g. Third phase, circa 1187 AD

Pseudo-Arabic inscription within two rings; legend around.

Pseudo-Cufic legends.

Balog & Yvon 7; Metcalf, Crusades 487; CCS 4a

Good VF. Scarce earlier type. Original flan crack from time of manufacture visible, but resealed by striking the coin. Caliph al-Mustansir ruled from 1036-1094. This earlier imitative type features obviously blocky calligraphy in the spirit of the original Islamic type, but blundered. It lacks the Cross, and letters B or T added later on more common types.


$ 675.00

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GERMAN STATES Rheinland-Pfalz Trier Archbishopric Kuno II von Falkenstein 1362-1388 Goldgulden -- #ME54536

AV Goldgulden 22mm. 3.52g. Koblenz (Coblenz) mint Undated, struck 1366-1368

Arms within Gothic polylobe.
+CONO: ARChIEPS: TREVEREN

St. John the Baptist, standing facing, holding scepter cruciger and globus. Cruciform head of scepter forms initial in legend.
+.S. IOHA-NNES. B.

Felke 127; Noss 67; Fr. 3394

Choice EF. Bold strike details. Somewhat wavy, as is not unusual. This piece is equivalent to both the Venetian Ducat and the Florentine Florin, the latter which it joined with to form an early European monetary union.


$ 1650.00

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ISLAMIC Almoravid North Africa & Iberia 'Ali b. Yusuf 1106-1142 AD Dinar -- #ME54538

AV Dinar 26mm. 4.13g. Aghmat mint in Morocco Dated AH 511 (1117/1118)

Arabic inscription; legend around, annulet above.

Arabic inscription; legend around.

Album 466.1; Hazard 163

EF. Mildly wavy or dented. This dynasty ruled the southern half of Spain and part of Portugal at the time of this coin's issue.


$ 950.00

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ITALIAN STATES Spanish Provincial Naples-Sicily (Due Sicilie) Charles V (Carlos I of Spain) 1506-1555 Scudo d'Oro (Scudo Riccio) -- #ME54811

AV Scudo d'Oro (Scudo Riccio) 25mm. 2.95g. Naples (Napoli) mint Struck 1538

Crowned imperial eagle displayed; large Spanish arms before.
CA-ROLVS. V. IMPERAT- OR.

Cross fleuronée with crown terminals, quartered with large K monogram in 1st and 3rd quarters.
+HISPANIARVM. ET. VTRVSQ 3. SICILIAE. REX

CNI XIX 311, 212; Cagiatti I pg. 34, 4; Fr. 836

Choice EF. Sharply struck and attractive. Scarce. Edges shaved or slightly clipped, fields lightly hairlined. A virtually identical type, but lacking the K monogram quartering the cross, was struck at Barcelona mint in Catalonia with a tower mint mark. The Metropolitan Spanish issue was struck for the Expedition against Tunis (Tunez), in modern day Tunisia. Some argue that all coins of this type were struck in Barcelona.


$ 1350.00

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ITALIAN STATES Kingdom of Sicily Normans in Sicily Roger II (Ruggero) 1130-1154 (as king) Fractional Tari -- #ME54825

AV Fractional Tari 11mm. 0.43g. Siqiliya (Sicily) mint

Arabic legends in concentric circles.

Inscription flanking cross.
IC-XC/ N-I-KA

Cf. Spahr 63

Good VF. Intentionally cut for commerce. Light encrustation.


$ 175.00

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ITALIAN STATES Kingdom of Sicily Normans in Sicily Roger II (Ruggero) 1130-1154 (as king) Tari -- #ME54826

AV Tari 13mm. 1.47g. Palermo mint? 3rd Series, struck 1140-1154

Arabic legend reading 'al-malik Rujar al-mu'tazz billah'.

IC/XC NI/KA in two lines across field flanking central cross; mint and date (illegible) in outer margin.
IC-XC/ N-I-KA

Spahr 63; MEC 14, 206

Good VF. This particular coin weighs as much as a Tremissis, and would have roughly equalled 1/3 Dinar (thus 1/3 Solidus or 1/3 Nomisma).


$ 500.00

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ITALIAN STATES Kingdom of Sicily Normans in Sicily Roger II (Ruggero) 1130-1154 (as king) Tari -- #ME54827

AV Tari 13mm. 1.53g. Siquilliya mint Dated AH [53]1 (1136/1137 AD) =2nd Series

Arabic legend reading 'al-malik Rujar al-mu'tazz billah'.

IC/XC NI/KA in two lines across field flanking central cross pattee; mint and date in outer margin.

Spahr 59

VF. The obverse struck slightly off-center. Light encrustation. This particular coin weighs as much as a Tremissis, and would have roughly equalled 1/3 Dinar (thus 1/3 Solidus or 1/3 Nomisma).


$ 550.00

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ITALIAN STATES Kingdom of Sicily Normans in Sicily Roger II (Ruggero) 1130-1154 (as king) Fractional Tari -- #ME54824

AV Fractional Tari 12mm. 0.65g. Siqiliya (Sicily) mint Struck 1140-1154

Arabic legends in concentric circles.

Inscription flanking cross.
IC-XC/ N-I-KA

Cf. Spahr 63-71

VF. Intentionally cut for commerce. Tari were circulated by weight, in a manner very similar to Islamic fractional dinars. Sometimes the coins were cut down into fractions to bring a payment up to the exact weight/face value required. Rare thus.


$ 175.00

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NETHERLANDS LOWLANDS Utrecht United Netherlands (Dutch Republic) ND (1601-1602) 1/2 Rozenobel (Half Rose Noble) -- #ME52625

AV 1/2 Rozenobel (Half Rose Noble) 30mm. 3.75g. Utrecht mint; mint mark: Arms of Utrecht

English style portrait of crowned monarch standing facing at side of ship, holding sword and shield; rose and leopards adorn ship, Dutch pendant flies at stern.
*MONE. NO-VA. OREN. TRAIECTEN.

Cross fleuronée (lily cross) surmounted by radiate rose; mint mark (arms) as initial.
-:-CONCORDIA. RES. PARVAE-:- CRESCVNT-:-

Delmonte 960; Fr. 279; KM -

Superb EF. Apparently mint state, and quite lustrous. Struck with mildly rusted dies. Flan is typically irregular for the issue, with varying thickness at the edge.


$ 2750.00

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SPAIN Valencia Ferdinand & Isabella 1474-1504 Ducat (Excellente) -- #ME54809

AV Ducat (Excellente) 23mm. 3.47g. Valencia mint, Assayers' sigla S-C Struck 1483-1488

Crowned busts of Ferdinand and Isabella vis a vis, with coronet between; sigla S-C below.
+FER-DINANDVS+ ET ELISABET R-EX

Crowned arms of Castille & Leon.
+VALEN o + o x o x o + o MAYORIE.

Burgos et al. 1352; Crusafonte 581-B; Calico 160 (Tipo 149); MEC VI 260 var. (V mint mark); Fr. 82

EF. Choice, realistic portraits. Rare. (The sigla SC are considerably scarcer than SS). A bit wavy, as is usually the case. Coinage of 'Los Reyes Catolicos', Fernando y Isabel. At this time, only Ferdinand had any true power in Valencia, so Isabella appears as a pretender of sorts. The pretense being made here was of a homogenous reign of their Catholic Majesties over Spain in its entirity. Struck under assayers Alfonso Sanchez & Andreus Catala. Ex Archer M. Huntington Collection, Hispanic Society of America, collected circa 1905.


$ 3500.00

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