Authentic Crusader Coin - Danier -Principality of Antioch. Bohemond III - Circa: 1163-1201

Denomination: Danier                                                              

Date: 1163-1201 AD

Reign: Bohemond III                                                                  

Mint: Antioch (Turkey) 

Grade: PCGS 44786431 AU55

Mount: Sterling Silver ring with 14K coin bezel and crossed swords

Description: Obverse: Helmeted Crusader Knight wearing chain mail.  The legends reads ANTIOCHIA. Reverse:  Crusader Cross with crescent in second quadrant. The legend reads BOAMVNDVS.

History: The First Crusade was declared in 1095 by Pope Urban II and its objective was to provide military support to Byzantine Emperor Alexios I against the Seljuk Turks, as well as reclaiming the "Holy Land" from Muslim rule. The Crusades started around 1095 and continued for nearly 200 years, during that time four different Crusades were made to retake Jerusalem. The Crusades in the Middle East ended when the city of Acre fell in 1291.

These silver deniers or pennies were issued in the name of King Bohemond III (1163-1201), who in the summer of 1191, alongside Guy de Lusignan met Richard of England (Lion Heart) during the siege of Acre. Richard was part of the Third Crusade (1189–1192), an attempt by three European monarchs (including Richard of England) to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin.

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