Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Barry Murphy, Nov 2, 2021.
1200 Crusader deniers of Bohemund III.
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I don't collect crusader coins myself, but I've been looking to buy one as a gift for a friend.
I recall when I was working (long ago) days when we did nothing interesting and did it 1200 times. Some days were more thrilling than others. Someone at NGC gets to put these in the holders. It would be interesting to see a video showing that part of the operation.
I have one (class B and not Grade A) that was $55 in 2018.
They seem to be. I noticed CNG with this large offering of these coins, and they also had another offer like this of some lower grade examples recently but I assume have sold out.
Mine is pleasant, but what I most value about it is that it once belonged to Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize winning physicist. (Not sure about the class - somewhere in the A-F range.)
Great pic, Barry.
Bohemond III (1163 - 1201 A.D.)
O: +B(•)AHVHDVS, helmeted and mailed bust left; crescent before, star behind.
R: + ANTI ♣ OCHIA, Cross pattée; crescent in second quadrant, trefoil in legend.
Metcalf Crusades 400; CCS 69 Class E or F. Malloy 69/70
Coinage of the Latin East. Happy hunting.
They make many people's day, including my own
I think the obvious reason this type is so popular is its an image of a knight from the Crusades! HOW COOL IS THAT?! And the unique artistic style makes it easier to imagine being around at that specific point in time.
Yeah, they're cheap --but, as @Ryro notes, cool. ...Enough so that some of us might take offense at comparing them to cockroaches. The whole series of these gives you the easiest chronological spread for 'Crusader' coins (<--well, no, these are the folks who Stayed there, hence my preference for 'Frankish Levant'), from the mid-12th to the mid-13th centuries.
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@Barry Murphy thanks!
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