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Crusaders, County of Tripoli, Bohemond VII, 1275 - 1287

|Crusaders|, |Crusaders,| |County| |of| |Tripoli,| |Bohemond| |VII,| |1275| |-| |1287|, |gros|
Bohemond VII was the count of Tripoli and nominal prince of Antioch from 1275 to his death. The only part left of the once great Principality of Antioch was the port of Latakia. He spent much of his reign at war with the Templars.
CR95341. Silver gros, Malloy Crusaders 26; Metcalf Crusaders 497; Schlumberger pl. IV, 21, Choice VF, devices and legends cleaned with fields left toned, weight 3.715 g, maximum diameter 24.6 mm, die axis 215o, Tripolis mint, 1275 - 1287; obverse +SEPTIMVS: BOEMVNDVS: COMES, cross patte within tressure of twelve arcs; reverse +CIVITAS: TRIPOLIS: SVRIE (triple dot stops), crenelated castle with three towers, all within tressure of twelve arcs; this is the first coin of Bohemond VII handled by FORVM; scarce; $380.00 SALE |PRICE| $342.00 ON RESERVE


Crusaders, Principality of Antioch, Tancred, Regent, March 1101 - May 1103 and Late 1104 - December 1112

|Crusaders|, |Crusaders,| |Principality| |of| |Antioch,| |Tancred,| |Regent,| |March| |1101| |-| |May| |1103| |and| |Late| |1104| |-| |December| |1112|, |follis|
This type was struck while Bohemond I was in captivity. It was the first type struck by Tancred. The order in which his types were struck has been firmly established by frequent overstrikes of later issues on earlier coins.

St. Peter is the patron saint of Antioch.
CR92928. Bronze follis, Metcalf Crusades 52, Malloy Crusaders 3a, Schlumberger II 6, aF, green patina, weight 3.052 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, obverse bust of St. Peter facing, short curly hair and curly beard, scroll in right hand, cross in left hand, O / PE-TP/O/C (TP ligate) divided across field; reverse + / KE BOI/ΘH TO ∆V / ΛO COV TANKPI+ (O Lord, help your servant Tancred) in five lines; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 70 (7 Oct 2018), lot 791; $110.00 SALE |PRICE| $99.00


Crusaders, County of Edessa, Baldwin II, 1100 - 1118

|Crusaders|, |Crusaders,| |County| |of| |Edessa,| |Baldwin| |II,| |1100| |-| |1118|, |follis|
Baldwin II was count of Edessa, 1100 - 1118, and king of Jerusalem, 1118 - 1131. He fought in the first crusade, including the capture of Bethlehem and Jerusalem. He was an incessant warrior under whom Latin domination in the East reached its greatest expanse, the crusaders controlled and took tolls on the most important trade routes, and the power of Crusaders reached its utmost height.
ME65324. Bronze follis, Slocum Collection, lot 170 (part of); cf. Malloy Crusaders 1b (Baldwin I, heavy series, letters in angles); Metcalf Crusades -, VF, nice desert patina, overstruck on polygonal clipped follis, weight 4.489 g, maximum diameter 26.8 mm, die axis 0o, County of Edessa mint, c. 1110 - 1118; obverse IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Jesus Christ), nimbate bust of Christ facing, holding book of Gospels; reverse thin cross, wedge in each angle, BΛ∆N around with one letter at the end of each arm of the cross (a cruciform monogram); "The John Slocum Collection of Coins of the Crusades" Sotheby's Catalogue 1997 - part of lot 170; unique(?); SOLD







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