, Principality of Antioch, Bohemond III, 1163 - 1201
denier, 53b (book cover coin), EF, 0.994 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 135o, + BOAMVNDVS, elongated bearded right wearing helmet and chain-mail, crescent left, right, A ornamented with pellets; + AMTIOCNIA (sic), , crescent in upper right angle, A's ornamented with pellets; buyer will receive a free copy of "Coins of the Crusader States" signed by Alex Malloy; ; SOLD
, Kingdom of , John II, 1432 - 1458
From the collection of , former dealer for 40 years and co-author of "Coins of the Crusader States." Ex Sotheby's auction 10-14-99. Ex John J. . Mr. was in the American diplomatic service in the where he collected and unique coins in the early 1960's. CR31991.
gros, , 10, 136 var. (no depression at center, ends PR), aEF, 3.885 g, maximum 26.7 mm, 225o, + IOAn REX D, seated on curule chair, foreparts of lions at sides, cloak open, cruciform in right, orb in left, cauldron left, triple pellet after X, double pellet after D; + IERUSAIm E D ChIPRE, , small depression at center, triple pellet breaks; SOLD
, Principality of Antioch, Late Anonymous, 1250 - 1268
This is the line drawing coin in Malloy, Preston and Seltman's "Coins of the Crusader States."
From the collection of , former dealer for 40 years.
Antioch existed for over 1500 years, it was one of the three most important cities in the ancient world, and in the 1st century had a population of 500,000 (not counting women and slaves). On 18 May 1268, Antioch surrendered to Baibars on the condition that the lives of the citizens would be spared. As soon as his troops were within the gates, Baibars ordered the gates shut and brutally massacred everyone in the city. Lamenting that Antioch's ruler had not been present either for the siege or the ransacking and murder, Baibars wrote a detailed letter describing exactly what had been done, concluding with the phrase, "Had you been there, you would have wished you had never been born."
Historically of great importance, this coin was minted in the last throngs of the city of Antioch as it was dying.
CR31585. Bronze AE 15,
132 (this coin), VF, 0.986 g, maximum 17.6 mm, 225o, A/N-T/I clockwise in the angles of a long ; ANTI counterclockwise in the angles of a long ; extremely ; SOLD
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