My first coin of 2018

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Makanudo, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Makanudo

    Makanudo Well-Known Member

    It may not be the best example but I am happy that my first purchase of the year is coin from such a significant period in history.
    The coin was issued in the Principality of Achea during the rule of William of Villehardouin (1246 - 1278).
    Period of Franco rule in the Peloponaise, in spite of Byzance.

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  3. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    I happen to have a Greek Crusader piece - bought it years ago before I knew what I was looking at:
    Med-16-CrGEpi-1325-John II Orsini-D-5338.jpg
    Crusader Greece - Epirus
    John II Orsini, r. 1323-1335 (1325)
    Arta Mint, AE Denier, 18.53mm x 1 gram
    Obv.: +IOhS DESPOTVS, cross within inner circle
    Rev.: (+D)E ART(A C)ASTRV, around castle
    Ref.: Roberts 5338
  4. Makanudo

    Makanudo Well-Known Member

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