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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Greece| > CR88453
Crusaders, Frankish Greece, Principality of Achaea, Charles I of Anjou, 1278 - 1285
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Charles I (early 1226/1227 7 January 1285), commonly called Charles of Anjou, was a member of the royal Capetian dynasty and the founder of the second House of Anjou. He was Count of Provence (124685) and Forcalquier (124648, 125685) in the Holy Roman Empire, Count of Anjou and Maine (124685) in France; he was also King of Sicily (126685) and Prince of Achaea (127885). In 1272, he was proclaimed King of Albania; and in 1277 he purchased a claim to the Kingdom of Jerusalem.Carlos_I
CR88453. Billon denier tournois, Metcalf Crusades pl. 39, 950; Tzamalis Frankish KA203; Malloy Crusaders 11 (S), VF, toned, small edge cracks, overstruck on an earlier coin(?), Corinth mint, weight 0.680g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 270o, 1278 - 1285; obverse + ▼K R PRINC' ACH' (R with wedge shaped foot = Corinth mint), cross patte; reverse ▼CLARENCIA▼(R with wedge shaped foot = Corinth mint), castle tournois surmounted by cross; from the Louis G Estate; scarce; SOLD











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