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Crusaders, Knights of St. John(?), Antioch(?) or Jerusalem(?), 1095 - 1291

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This type is may be connected to the order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, whose main function was to protect Christian pilgrims traveling to the Holy City. The type has also been attributed as emergency money from the last days of the defenders of Christian Antioch.
ME59122. Leaded bronze token, Casanova 533; R. Pesant, NCirc 94, September 1986, p. 222, 1-2, weight 1.136 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, obverse cross with forked lower limb (cross on Mount Calvary); reverse cross with forked lower limb (cross on Mount Calvary); SOLD


Crusaders, Kingdom of Jerusalem, John of Brienne, 1210 - 1225

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer for 40 years and co-author of Coins of the Crusader States. Ex A.J. Seltman Collection.

John of Brienne (c. 1170 ? 27 March 1237) was a French nobleman who became King of Jerusalem by marriage, and was later invited to become Latin Emperor of Constantinople.

Damietta, Egypt, about two miles from the sea on the Nile river, fell to John after a siege lasting from May 1218 to November 1219. Success was followed by plundering and the reconsecration of the principal mosque as a cathedral. But the city was held only until late summer 1221, when it was surrendered to the Sultan after a crushing defeat.
SH32097. Billon denier, Malloy Crusaders 43; Schlumberger pl. III, 31, aVF, weight 0.683 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 180o, Egypt, Damietta? mint, c. Nov 1219 - Aug 1221; obverse   IOhES : REX :, cross pattée, annulets in upper right and lower left quarters, triple pellet stops; reverse   DAMIATA, head facing with curly hair, wearing crown ornamented with three pellets; a fragment of a second coin is stuck on the obverse (only a very brave soul would try to remove it!); very rare; SOLD


Crusaders, Kingdom of Jerusalem, Henry of Champagne, 1192 - 1197

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer for 40 years and co-author of Coins of the Crusader States. Ex Abramowitz Family Collection of Judaean & Biblical Related Coinage, Superior Galleries Auction, 8 Dec 93, Lot 540.
SH32095. Bronze pougeoise, Malloy Crusaders 33, aVF, weight 1.240 g, maximum diameter 16.2 mm, die axis 90o, obverse + COMES HENRICVS, cross pattée, annulet in each angle; reverse + PVGES D'ACCON, fleur-de-lis with flat foot, bud or wedge in each angle; rare; SOLD


Crusaders, Kingdom of Jerusalem, Baldwin III, 1143 - 1163

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Baldwin III was was the eldest son of Melisende and Fulk of Jerusalem. He became king while still a child, and was at first overshadowed by his mother Melisende, whom he eventually defeated in a civil war. During his reign Jerusalem became more closely allied with the Byzantine Empire, and the Second Crusade tried and failed to conquer Damascus. Baldwin captured the important Egyptian fortress of Ascalon, but also had to deal with the increasing power of Nur ad-Din in Syria. He died childless and was succeeded by his brother Amalric.
ME85299. Billon denier, Fine style "smooth" series; Metcalf Crusades, group 4, 159 - 64; Malloy Crusaders 17/18; Schlumberger III 21, VF, centered, toned, weight 0.875 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 180o, Jerusalem mint, 1143 - 1163; obverse + BALdIHVS REX (B with "central tongue", X with straight arms and pellet ends), cross pattée; reverse + dE IERVSALEH, tower of David, annulets at top corners; old anonymous dealer or collector envelope priced $12.50 and notes, "One of best of hoard"; SOLD


Islamic, Umayyad Caliphs, Anonymous, Jerusalem, Bilad as Sham, c. 697 - 749 A.D.

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A remarkable Jewish motif on an Islamic coin.
IS46945. Bronze fals, cf. Walker BMC 605 ff.; and D. Barag, "The Islamic Candlestick Coins of Jerusalem," INJ 10, type 4, F, weight 3.048 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, Jerusalem mint, c. 697 - 749 A.D.; obverse Islamic Kalima around: "There is no God but Allah alone", 5 branched menorah; reverse Islamic Kalima in three lines: "Mohammad is God's propheth," crescent below; rare; SOLD


Crusaders, Kingdom of Jerusalem, Amaury and Successors, 1163 - c. 1219

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Amaury ruled until 1174 but evidence indicates his successors continued to issue the type in his name. The poor strike and clipping are typical of this issue.
CR32103. Billon denier, Malloy Crusaders 25 (or similar), aVF, clipped, uneven strike with clashed dies, weight 0.485 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 45o, obverse AMALRICVS REX, cross pattée, annulets in upper right and lower left quarters; reverse + DE IERVSALEM, Church of the Holy Sepulchre; from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer for 40 years and co-author of Coins of the Crusader States, ex A.J. |Seltman| Collection; SOLD


Crusaders, Acre, Kingdom of Jerusalem, 13th Century A.D.

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In 1192, Saint-Jean d'Acre (Akko), the final stronghold of the Crusader state, became the capital of the remnant of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. In 1229, it was placed under the Knights Hospitaller. In 1291, Acre fell in a bloody siege to the Mameluks of Egypt led by al-Ashraf Khalil. Similar lead tokens have been found at Acre hoarded alongside silver and copper coinage.
BZ53337. Lead token, cf. Metcalf MN XX 93 -100 (lead tokens with various designs, none matching our specimen), VF, weight 2.640 g, maximum diameter 12.6 mm, obverse design of crosses, rays and pellets; reverse anchor cross flanked by two pellets; rare; SOLD


Kingdom of Naples and Sicily, Conrad I, King of Jerusalem and Sicily, 1250 - 1254

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Conrad was the son of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor. In Sicily he was Conrad I, but by other German titles he was known as Conrad IV.
ME82342. Billon denier, MEC Italy III 580, Thomsen 2507, VF, weight 0.668 g, maximum diameter 16.7 mm, die axis 135o, Messina mint, obverse • + • CONRADVS, cross cantonnée with besant in upper left and lower right quarters; reverse + IERL' ET. SICIL (Jerusalem and Sicily), Ω over RX; SOLD


Crusaders, Kingdom of Jerusalem, Amaury and Successors, 1163 - c. 1219

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer for 40 years and co-author of Coins of the Crusader States. Ex A.J. Seltman Collection.

Amaury ruled until 1174 but evidence indicates his successors continued to issue the type in his name.
CR32266. Billon denier, Malloy Crusaders 25, F, clashed dies, weight 0.986 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 180o, obverse AMALRICVS REX, cross pattée, annulets in upper right and lower left quarters, annulet at end of legend; reverse + DE IERVSALEM, Church of the Holy Sepulchre; SOLD


Crusaders, Kingdom of Jerusalem, Amaury and Successors, 1163 - c. 1219

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Amaury ruled until 1174 but evidence indicates his successors continued to issue the type in his name. The poor strike and clipping is typical of this issue.
CR32101. Billon denier, Malloy Crusaders 25 (or similar), F, weak strike, clipped, weight 0.376 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, die axis 270o, obverse AMALRICVS REX, cross pattée, annulets in upper right and lower left quarters; reverse + DE IERVSALEM, Church of the Holy Sepulchre; from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer for 40 years and co-author of Coins of the Crusader States, ex A.J. |Seltman| Collection; SOLD




  




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