Take me out to the cru'sades. Take me out to defend the crown...

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ryro, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    A quick reminder before I show off: The Crusades were a series of religious wars between Christians and Muslims started primarily to secure control of holy sites considered sacred by both groups. In all, eight major Crusade expeditions occurred between 1096 and 1291.


    Who doesn't LOVE the crusades? Who growing up didn't read whatever you could on the subject?? Who, that's seen these types of coins, hasn't immediately said, "Vavavoom! Gotta get one of those at some point!"???

    CRUSADERS. Antioch. Bohémond III, 1163-1201. Denier (Silver, 17 mm, 0.87 g, 12 h). +BOAMVNDVS Helmeted bust of Bohémond to left, between crescent and star. Rev. +ANTIOCHIA around cross pattée, with crescent in upper right quarter. CCS 67. Metcalf, Crusades 380. Wäckerlin 142. Toned. Some striking flatness, otherwise, good very fine.
    From a Dutch collection.
    Ex: Nomos

    Some point is NOW for me:cigar:

    Here's an actual image of me on my way home from work when my wife told me the package had arrived!


    Another medieval coin that many may consider a plane Jane

    But just had such a unique beauty that struck me in the eye heart that I had to get it. (What's up with with me and shields???)

    Unilateral Pfennig oJ after the Riedlinger Treaty (from 1423 and 1501/03). Semicircular city sign in pearl circle. In addition, pennies from the 16th century. Semicircular city sign in pearl or pearl and thread circle. Nau 8, 11 (2). 14 MM, 0,23 gr. Ex Savoca

    Let's see those Crusaders, medieval ugly lil beauties or whatever unfurles your banners and gets you ready to fight, fight, FIGHT for the home team!!!
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Bohemond III (1163 - 1201 A.D.)
    BI Denier
    CRUSADERS, Antioch.
    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
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  4. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Not trying to be a party pooper, here is a coin from the enemy.
    AV Dinar Alexandria Mint
    Bahri Mamluks
    Al Zahir Rukn al-Din Baybars I 1260-77
    The Mamluks where pretty tough, as they where the first to lay a beating on the Mongols. d80d6c4ed7ac0cdb93b5af70fc29bfa8.jpg
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  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Here's one I had in my first collection (turned out to be a fake). This one (not mine) is real...

    Bohemund VII, AR Grosso - County of Tripolis, 1261-1287

    Bohemond VII was the count of Tripoli and nominal prince of Antioch from 1275 to his death. The only part left of the once great Principality of Antioch was the port of Latakia. He spent much of his reign at war with the Templars. Bohemond VII was the son of Bohemond VI of Antioch and his wife Sibylla of Armenia.


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  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Here's an excerpt from the Terry Jones' (Python) documentary on the Crusades. I have the DVD series. (RIP Terry - died yesterday)

  7. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    RIP indeed.

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  8. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    That is a beauty @Mat. I couldn't be any more jealous...especially due to how much I paid for mine:banghead:
    @panzerman if that is how you poop parties you can come to any party of mine!:greedy::happy::snaphappy: Plus, when it comes to ancient wars, I love getting to see both sides of the coin ;)
    @ancient coin hunter, sorry to read that you had such a cool:cigar: coin type and it ended up being fakers. Fairly recently I found out my best Persian coin was a fugazi. It not only depresses, it turns you off to that coin type. at least it did for me:hungover: And thanks again for the Terry Jones link. I remember watching these when they first came out! Always worth a second watch.:)
  9. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    Hi Ryro, your coin is probably a "late type (new style)" denier minted around 1235 for Bohemond V. Early Class O, Malloy 126.
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  10. Suarez

    Suarez Well-Known Member

    I lol'd at the thread title :- D

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