Lot 1794
CRUSADERS. Antioch. Tancred, regent, 1101-1112. Follis (Bronze, 22 mm, 4.40 g, 6 h). Ο / ΠΕ-Τ/P/O/C Nimbate bust of St. Peter facing, raising his right hand in benediction and holding cross in his left. Rev. KЄBOI / ΘHTOΔV / ΛΟCOVT / ANHPI ('Lord, help your servant Tancred' in Greek). Malloy 3a. Metcalf 53. Porteous 16. Very fine.


From a collection of Arab-Byzantine and Crusader coins, formed in the 1990s.

This is probably the earliest issue struck under Tancred, the Prince of Galilee, and it bears the image of Antioch's patron saint St. Peter, who was the first Patriarch of Antioch according to early Christian sources and the 9th century Liber Pontificalis.
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