Crusader. Anonymous gold dinar, date AH 490, Al-Ishandariya mint. RARE and possibly un-published.

Ancient Coins - Crusader.  Anonymous gold dinar, date AH 490, Al-Ishandariya mint. RARE and possibly un-published.
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Stephen Album, identified this coin as a Crusader Imitation of a Fatamid gold Dinar with a legible date AH 490, and mint name of Al-Ishandariya (Alexandria).

While the date of AH 490 is in the reign of  Al Mustansir Abu Tamim Mu'add, the style of coin copied appears to be that of Al Amir Abu 'Ali Al Mansur. The caligraphy is legible but sightly crude and in part Angular, as is typical of the Crusader imitative coins.

Denomination : Gold Dinar.

Reference  : This coin appears to be unique, so there is no reference that I know of for the exact type.   The closest reference is Album-730 Variety.

Mint : This type of coinage would have been minted at Acre by the Kings of Jerusalem.

Date : The exact dating of these anonymous imitative denars is not fully understood, examples with legible inscriptions are often assigned to the Period of Baldwin III ca. AD 1148 to 1187.

Size : 22.6 x 23.4 mm. Weight : 4.31 grams.

Grade :  XF with minor weakness and a few scuffs.

Obverse and Reverse : Imitative Arabic inscriptions.

Price SKU: vcoin2885
US$ 895.00
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Rates for: 10/19/18

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