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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Crusaders| > CR96940
Crusaders, Frankish Greece, Duchy of Athens, Guy II de La Roche, 1287 - 1308
|Crusaders|, |Crusaders,| |Frankish| |Greece,| |Duchy| |of| |Athens,| |Guy| |II| |de| |La| |Roche,| |1287| |-| |1308|,
Guy II de la Roche was the Duke of Athens from 1287, the last duke of his family. He succeeded as a minor on the death of his father, William I, at a time when the duchy of Athens had exceeded the Principality of Achaea in wealth, power, and importance. Guy was originally under the tutorship and regency of his mother, Helena Angelina Komnene, who was forced to make submission to Isabella of Villehardouin. In 1299, Guy was engaged to Matilda, daughter of Isabella and and her husband, Florent of Hainaut. Charles objected, as his permission had not been sought, but Pope Boniface VIII intervened on the young couple's behalf. In 1307, Guy was made bailli of Achaea by its new prince, Philip I of Taranto. He governed well, but for barely a year. He died, 5 October 1308, at the age of twenty-eight, but was respected and renowned for his chivalry and manners.Frankokratia_Map
CR96940. Billon denier, Malloy Crusaders 96; Metcalf Crusades 2 & pl. 42, 1077 var. (stops), F, grainy porous, rusty deposits, obverse slightly off center, Thebes mint, weight 0.807g, maximum diameter 18.5mm, die axis 0o, majority, 1294 - 1308; obverse +:GVI DVX ATENES, cross pattée within inner border; reverse :ThEBAHICIVIS:, castle tournois, surmounted by cross dividing legend, pierced mullet (heraldic six-pointed star-shaped spur rowel) below; from the Louis G Estate; $100.00 SALE |PRICE| $90.00











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