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 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???) ULM, REICHSSTADT 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!!!