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Zacour, N. P.; Hazard, H. W. (ed.) / Volume VI: The impact of the Crusades on Europe
(1989)

X: Crusader coinage with Greek or Latin inscriptions,   pp. 354-387 PDF (17.2 MB)


Page 387

Ch. X CRUSADER COINAGE WITH GREEK OR LATIN INSCRIPTIONS 387 
states which went down with its colors flying. The Aleppo hoard, which is
thought to consist largely of booty carried off from the sack of Acre, was
made up entirely of gold coins from western Christendom. Monetarily speaking,
Acre at the close was a Frankish outpost and nothing more. But the castle
coins of Bohemond VII, whose design, the castle and the cross, is so traditional
to crusader coinage and so symbolic of crusading life, are among the finest
of all the coins ever struck by the Franks in Syria and Palestine. They are
also the last. Part of their beauty today lies in the fact that they mostly
survive in fine condition. They were not in circulation for long before Tripoli
surrendered to the onslaught of the Mamluks. 


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