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CRUSADERS The Latin East Kingdom of Jerusalem Time of Baldwin III to Guy de Lusignan 11th-12th Century AD Bezant (Dinar) -- #ME54513

AV Bezant (Dinar) 22mm. 3.83g. Acre mint(?) Imitating Misr 2nd Phase, Circa 1148/59-1187

Nicely copied Cufic legends in concentric circles.

Nicely copied Cufic legends in concentric circles.

Balog & Yvonne 2 var. (slight legend differences); Metcalf LE 119ff.; CCS 3

Choice EF. Slightly double struck, with a scuff in the reverse field.


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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.


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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.


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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 Papal States Rome Pope Nicholas V 1447-1455 Ducat (Ducato Papale) -- #ME54535

AV Ducat (Ducato Papale) 23mm. 3.49g. Rome mint

Mitre surmounting Papal arms.
.+NICOLAVS.-.PP. OVINTVS.

St. Peter standing facing, holding key and gospels.
.+.S. PETRVS. - .ALMA ROMA

Muntoni 4; Berman 326; Biaggi 2161; Fr. 6

EF. Slightly bent as usual, with light scratch and a trace of encrustation.


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ITALY Venice Giovanni Delfino 1356-1361 Ducat -- #ME51559

AV Ducat 20mm. 3.35g.

St. Mark standing r. and the Doge kneeling l., facing him; both support pendant; D/V/X in field.
IO DELPhyNO. S.M. VENETI

Nimbate Christ in Glory, holding gospels and raising hand in benediction; nine stars within mandorla.
.SIT. T. XPE. DAT'O:TV REGIS. ISTE. DVCAT'

Biaggi 2382

EF. Scarce. A few small test marks on reverse.


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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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