Crusaders gold Dinar, imitating Islamic gold. Third phase, after AD 1189.

Ancient Coins - Crusaders gold Dinar, imitating Islamic gold. Third phase, after AD 1189.
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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, but the T on the reverse may be a mint mark for Tripoli in Syria.

Date : This coin is from the 3rd phase in this series, though to have been struck between about AD 1187 and 1260. The B on the obverse may stand for Bohemond, but this could be any of the Bohemonds from the IV to the VII.

Reference : Coinage in the Crusader States -page 125, #8.

Size : 21.2 x 22.9 mm.  Weight : 3.45 grams.

Grade : VF with some weakness and a slightly ragged edge.

Obverse : Pseudo Arabic inscriptions with a Latin letter B inside the top of the inner circle.

Reverse : Pseudo Arabic inscriptions with a Latin letter T inside the top of the inner circle, and a cross in the centre. 

The inscriptions 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.

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