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166, Lot: 209. Estimate $100.
Sold for $135. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Ayyubids. al-Nasir I Salah al-Din Yusuf (Saladin). AH 564-589 / AD 1169-1193. AR Half Dirhem (15mm, 1.42 g). Aleppo (Haleb) mint. Dated AH 580 (AD 1184/5). Legend in six-pointed star / Legend in six-pointed star; date in segments. Album 789; Balog 129 // Plus: Ottoman Empire. Mehmed II “the Conqueror”. AH 848-850, 855-886 (AD 1444-1445, 1451-1481). AR Akçe (11mm, 1.03 g). Edirne mint. Accession date AH 848. Legend with date, one dot / Legend with mint; four dots. Album 1304; cf. Sultan 579. The first VF with deposits, the second EF.

Two scarce coins of famous foes of Christian Europe.