CRUSADER.CYPRUS.Louis of Savoy 1458-1460.AR.Gros Grand.Famagusta mint.S-G in field.San Giorgio

Ancient Coins - CRUSADER.CYPRUS.Louis of Savoy 1458-1460.AR.Gros Grand.Famagusta mint.S-G in field.San Giorgio
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CRUSADER.CYPRUS.Louis of Savoy 1458-1460.AR.Gros Grand ( 3.93g, 25mm, 9h).Famagusta mint.
+LVDOVICVS DEI GRACIA.RE, King enthroned facing holding sceptrer in right hand and globus cruciger in left, in field either side of king letters S-G.
Reverse.+IERV3.ALEM.C(IPRE)(ET).ARMINE, cross of Jerusalem in centre.
Ref:Schl.VII.27, Corpus of Lisugnan coins 144.var.
Good very fine for issue.Unusally most of legends on flan.

The letters S-G in field are thought to represent the Bank of San Giorgio a Genoese Bank.The issue would have been issued during the period when Famagusta was occupied by the Genoese.Here we have the title of King of Armenia added to the legend.Leo V the last king of Armenia was from the house of Lusignan.

Provinence.Ex.J R.Stewart collection from the great Stavrokono hoard
 
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