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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Crusaders| > CR67639
Crusaders, Principality of Antioch, Tancred, Regent, March 1101 - May 1103 and Late 1104 - December 1112
Tancred, a Norman leader of the 1st Crusade, became Prince of Galilee and regent of the Principality of Antioch when his uncle Bohemund was taken prisoner. He later took the County of Edessa when Baldwin II was captured, but Baldwin was released, defeated him and took it back. Tancred was made regent of Antioch again when Bohemund went to Europe to recruit more Crusaders. Tancred refused to honor a treaty in of fealty to the Byzantine Emperor, making Antioch independent, and ruled until his death in a typhoid epidemic.
CR67639. Bronze follis, Metcalf 63 - 70, Malloy Crusaders 4a, VF, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 2.652g, maximum diameter 21.4mm, die axis 0o, 1104 - 1112 A.D.; obverse bearded facing bust of Tancred, wearing turban and chain armor, sword in right; reverse Cross pommee, fleuronnťe at base; IC - XC / NI-KA (Jesus Christ Conquers) in angles; ex Pecunem & Gitbud & Naumann; SOLD











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