, Principality of Antioch, Bohemond III, 1163 - 1201 A.D.
Bohemond III of Antioch also known as the Stammerer or the Stutterer, was Prince of Antioch from 1163 to his death. He was a son of Constance of Antioch by her first husband of Poitiers. His name is sometimes spelled Bohemund.ME85297. denier, , class C, 388; 66a, VF, light , light marks and encrustations, 18.1 g, maximum 0.94 mm, 315o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 1163 - 1201 A.D.; +BOAMVNDVS (A with annulets), helmeted left, in chain armor composed of upward crescents, helmet ornamented with a , crescent with horns up left, five-pointed right; + (A's with annulets, C with double bar and wedges), , crescent horns toward center in second quarter; ex Manfra, Tordella, and Brookes (N.Y.C., 1966); ex Aleppo Hoard of Crusaders' Coins; $150.00 (€133.50)
(?), Imitative of Zangids of , c. 1146 - 1200 A.D.,
This coin is a crude imitative of an fals of the Zangids of , Nur al-Din Mahmud, struck at Halab (Aleppo, ), 1146 - 1173 ( 73, 1850). That was itself also imitative, copying a of Constantine X, struck at Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey), 1059 - 1067 ( 8, 1853). The quality of the Zangids fals vary greatly and it can be difficult to distinguish between Halab mint issues and imitatives. This example is very crude and if any can be attributed to the , this is one.BZ77974. Bronze , -; cf. 73 (notes "barbaric" imitations), 1850 (notes imitations are perhaps struck by the ), F, desert , , 2.798 g, maximum 22.0 mm, 180o, uncertain mint, c. 1150 - 1200 A.D.; two imperial figures (Constantine X and ) standing facing, supporting between them resting on three steps, EX downward on left, imitation of inner left; Christ standing facing, , book of Gospels in left hand, right hand on hip, flanking , blundered imitation of around; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $140.00 (€124.60)
, Palaestina or , c. 450 - 500 A.D.
This object, from the Alex Malloy Collection, was held by him for decades, only speculatively attributed as probably . The referenced recent article by Farhi indicates another possible . As discussed by Farhi, in the second half of the 5th century, besides nummi, low-value currency in Palaestina appears to have included similar sized centuries old Jewish , cast Axumite imitations, and even bronze and lead blank flans. Many fragments of lead mirror frames, found over many years, appear to have been cut around decorative star-like or floral patterns to look like coins. They were almost certainly used as coins. The lead mirror frame fragment "coins" in Farhi have different patterns and are blank on one side, but this object is very similar.BZ53343. Lead , fragment of ornamented lead object coinage(?); See Farhi, H. "Note on Two Types of Lead Currency" in INR 8 (2013) for similar examples, 2.836 g, maximum 23.1 mm, ex Collection; $50.00 (€44.50)
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