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MEDIEVAL, Spain, Castile and Leon, Alfonso VIII
Alfonso VIII (November 11, 1155 Ė October 5, 1214), king of Castile and grandson of Alfonso VII, is a great name in Spanish history, for he led the coalition of Christian princes and foreign crusaders who broke the power of the Almohades at the battle of the Navas de Tolosa in 1212.
The gold maravedi of Alfonso VIII is a strange blend of Muslim and Christian worlds. It has a Cross surrounded by Arabic writings!

Is there anyone who can read Arabic?
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ROMA  [Nov 07, 2007 at 05:38 PM]
Great coin! I have a silver pepion from alfonso VIII, his coins are difficult finds!