Crusaders gold Dinar, imitating a Fatamid gold Dinar of al-Amir. Second Phase, ca. AD 1148 to 1187.

Ancient Coins - Crusaders gold Dinar, imitating a Fatamid gold Dinar of al-Amir. Second Phase, ca. AD 1148 to 1187.
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Denomination : Gold Dinar (or Bezant).

Mint : The exact location of minting of this series is uncertain, but most likely it was the city of Acre.

Date : This coin is from the 2rd phase in this series, thought to have been struck between about AD 1148 and 1187.  

Reference : Coinage in the Crusader States -page 116, #3 is the closest match.  The prototype coin being imitated is a Fatimid dinar of Al-Amir of Misr (Cairo), Album type 730.

Size : 22.2 x 22.5 mm.  Weight : 3.92 grams.

Grade : XF, with minor weakness around the edges.

Obverse and Reverse : Pseudo Arabic inscriptions, but are in part well enough engraved to be legible.

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