CRUSADERS. Imitating Ayyubid coinage of Damascus. Dirham (Silver, 22 mm, 2.78 g, 9 h), Christiano-Arab Dirham, struck after the Papal Interdict of 1251, Akka (Acre), 1251. Large cross pattée; around, in Arabic, one God, one faith, one baptism; in the outer margins, struck in Acre in the year one thousand two hundred, one and fifty, from the Incarnation. Rev. Within a square frame, in Arabic, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One Divinity; in the outer margins, His is the glory, forever and ever, amen, amen. Bates/Metcalf 55. Malloy 13. Metcalf 227-228 and p.103-104. Schlumberger pl V,28. A rare example of a particularly short-lived issue. Well struck in good silver. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1000 CHF