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559039
559039.

CRUSADERS, Antioch. Bohémond III. 1163-1201. BI Denier (18.5mm, 0.92 g, 2h). Class E. Antioch mint. Struck circa 1163-1188. + BOANVHDVS (sic), bust left, wearing Norman helmet decorated with cross pattée and chainmail coif; double barred A with pellet at each end and on each bar; double barred N with pellet on each bar; three bar S with pellets / + ANTI(triple annulets)OCHIA, cross pattée; crescent in second quarter; double barred A with pellet at each end and on each bar; O with pellet. Metcalf, Crusades –; cf. CCS 69 (for type). Lightly toned, hint of ghosting. Good VF. Apparently unique for this class with no symbols flanking head.