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Normans, Kingdom of Sicily, Roger II, 1105 - 1154 A.D.
Roger II was King of Sicily, son of Roger I of Sicily and successor to his brother Simon. He began his rule as Count of Sicily in 1105, became Duke of Apulia and Calabria in 1127, and then King of Sicily in 1130. Roger II is remembered for having united all of the Norman conquests in Italy under one strong central government. He was also the grandfather of Frederick II.
ME70465. Bronze follaro, MIR 10 135 (R2), MEC Italy III 227, F, both sides off-center, Messina mint, weight 1.120g, maximum diameter 14.9mm, die axis 180o
, 1150 - 1151 A.D.; obverse half-length bust of the Virgin Orans facing, MHP
(Greek abbreviation for Mother of God) across field; reverse Arabic inscription arranged as a cross: umila five hundred forty five
(struck in 545 AH), four dots arranged in a square in each quarter; very rare
Catalog current as of Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
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