Crusaders gold Dinar, imitating Islamic gold. Third phase, after AD 1148.

World Coins - Crusaders gold Dinar, imitating Islamic gold. Third phase, after AD 1148.
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Denomination: Gold Dinar.  The gold is slightly pale suggesting is had been debased with silver.
 
Mint: The exact location of minting of this series is uncertain.  It is stylistically similar to some issues attributed to Tripoli, but the metallurgy is more consistent with an attribution to Antoch.
 
Date: This coin is attributed to the 2nd phase series in Antioch, between about AD 1148 and 1187.
 
Reference: Coinage in the Crusader States -page 125, #9.
 
Size: 21.2 x 23.7 mm.  Weight: 3.18 grams.
 
Grade: VF with minor weakness.
 
Obverse and Reverse: Pseudo Arabic inscriptions which appear appear to be derived from a al-Mustansir prototype (Album #720b). Crusader gold coins have recently become very difficult to find, and prices have increased signficantly on them.
Price SKU: vcoin5791
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