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CNG 106, Lot: 923. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRUSADERS, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Christian-Arab Bezants. 12th-13th centuries. AV Bezant (23mm, 3.24 g, 1h). Acre mint. Dated 125[...] (in Arabic alphanumeration). ilah/wa ahd (God and One) in Arabic in two lines; : + : al-ab wa al-ibn wa al-ruh al-qudus (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) in Arabic in inner margin; [: + : mint formula and Arabic alphanumeric AD date in outer margin] / Large cross pattée; : + : qiyamatzah wa biya w-ifita (and resurrection, and through whom we are delivered and pardoned) in Arabic in inner margin; : + : zafithir bi-salib rabba yasua al-masih aldiya biya salamtanah wa (awe are glorified in the Cross of Lord Jesus the Messiah in whom we receive our salvation and life) in Arabic in outer margin. Balog & Yvon 40; Metcalf, Crusades, 142-5; CCS 6; Adams I, 481. Good VF, light toning in devices, slightly irregular flan. Very rare.

From the Norman Frank Collection.