Why add this six-coin set featuring silver coinage struck for use by the Crusading Knights to your collection of Medieval coinage?
The Crusades were a series of military campaigns that took place in the 11th-13th centuries made by the Church of Rome and the Christians of the European nations against the Muslims for control of the Holy Land and access to the religious sites within the region. During the Holy Wars, the County of Edessa, the Principality of Antioch, the County of Tripoli and the Kingdom of Jerusalem were each established as feudal states. Within each region, currency was struck to fund the Crusades, not always bearing the name of a king or emperor, but the name of a local duke or bishop.
Coinage of the Crusaders
The most common image struck on the coins of the Crusaders was cross pattee, a cross with flared arms, symbolic of the insignia worn upon the Knight's garments and the emblem of the Crusades.
Elegant Wood Box with Certificate of Authenticity
The six Medieval silver coins struck during the Crusades included in this collection are each encapsulated, then nestled together in an attractive custom hardwood box, along with a Certificate of Authenticity and short narrative describing the turbulent Holy Wars. Coins of the set are ungraded, featuring a variety of strike and surface characteristics, exhibiting moderate circulation wear.
This exceptional set of silver coins carried by the Crusaders will make an impressive addition to your coin collection! Purchase the beautifully packaged six coin set from MCM today!