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CNG 88, Lot: 1776. Estimate $300.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRUSADERS, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Imitation Bezants. 11th-12th centuries. AV Bezant (22mm, 3.60 g, 11h). Imitating a dinar of the Ayyubid caliph al-Amir. Acre mint. Second Phase, struck 1148/59-1187. "al-Imam/al-Mansur in two lines across field, "Abu Ali al-Amir bi-Ahkam Allah commander of the Faithful" in inner margin; "Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim struck was this dinar in Egypt in the year" in outer margin / "'al/ghaya" in two lines across field, Kalima in inner margin, "Second Symbol" (Quran 9: 33) in outer margin. Balog & Yvon 27c-d; Metcalf, Crusades 119-125; CCS 4. VF.