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Italian States: Norman Sicily. Roger II (1105-1154)
D'Andrea-Contreras 248; Travaini 245; Spahr 79; MEC Italy III 14 221-225a.

AE Follaro. Fifth Period, Messina mint, struck 1145-1146 A.D.; .82 g., 16.18 mm. max, 180

Obv: Star within octagon at center of cross; bi-amir (=By order) / al-malik (= of the king) / Rujjar (= Roger) / al-muazzam (= the magnificent), around in Kufic script.

Rev: Ring with six arms; duriba bi-Masina sanat 540 (= struck in Messina in the year 40 and 500).
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