Crusaders. Kingdom of Tripoli. imitation if Ayyubid silver.

Ancient Coins - Crusaders. Kingdom of Tripoli. imitation if Ayyubid silver.
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This coin imitates the silver Dirhems of the Ayyubid caliph al-Zahir Ghazi, issued at Allepo, and was probably struck for trade with the Ayyubids.

Denomination : Silver 1/2 dirhem.

Date : this type is posthumously dated AH 622 (AD 1225) but I am not certain if the date is on the flan.

Reference  : Album - 837.

Size : 14.8 x 15.2 mm. Weight : 1.45 grams.

Grade : VF with parts of the inscriptions off the flan (as usual).

Obverse and Reverse : Arabic inscriptions naming caliph al-Nasir (Saladin) and the overloard al-'Adil Abu Baker, with the mint (Allepo) and the date of AH 622, which is many years after they were both dead.

The style of the caligraphy is not that of an Arabic hand, and the dates make no sense with respect to the issue, which is why S. Album has assigned these as Crusader imitative coins.

Price SKU: vcoin1318
US$ 42.50
  • € 36.94
  • £ 32.45
  • AUD 59.54
  • CHF 42.30
  • CAD 55.44

Rates for: 10/18/18

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