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30 November 2021 14:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 311
CRUSADERS. County of Tripoli. 12th-13th centuries. Bezant (Gold, 22 mm, 3.22 g, 8 h), imitating a dinar of the Fatimid caliph al-Mustansir, Tripolis, third phase, after 1187-1260, or later. Pseudo-Kufic legend of the Kalima in four lines with mint formula and AH date in outer margin. Rev. Pseudo-Kufic legend with the name and titles of al-Mustansir in three lines. Ashmolean 487. Malloy 4a. Attractive, clear and toned. Thin flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Lot 312
CRUSADERS. Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitallers). Fabrizio del Carretto, 1513-1521. Ducat (Gold, 20.5 mm, 3.36 g, 8 h), Rhodes. •F•FABRICII•D•CA• - S•IOANNIC / MFX On the right, the Grand Master kneeling to left, receiving banner of the Order from St. John, on the left standing right. Rev. •SIT•T •XPЄ•DΛTV•T• RЄGIS •ISTЄ DV Christ Pantokrator standing facing in mandorla, with four stars on the right and five on the left. Friedberg 11. Gamberini 386 var (legends). Schlumberger pl. XI 14 var (legends). Rare. Clear and attractive. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
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