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E-auction 27-8657 - KINGDOM OF CYPRUS - HUGH IV OF LUSIGNAN Demi-gros n.d. Nicosie ou Famagouste

KINGDOM OF CYPRUS - HUGH IV OF LUSIGNAN Demi-gros n.d. Nicosie ou Famagouste F
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 30 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 29 €
End of the sale : 21 October 2013 16:48:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Demi-gros
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Nicosie ou Famagouste
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,2 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : X HVGVE - REI DE.
Obverse description : Le roi couronné, vêtu d'un manteau, tenant un sceptre fleurdelisé de la main droite et un globe de la gauche ; le siège est orné de têtes de lions.
Obverse translation : (Hugues, roi de).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + IERVSAL’M ED’ CHIPR.
Reverse description : Croix de Jérusalem cantonnée de quatre croisettes.
Reverse translation : (Jérusalem et de Chypre).

Historical background


CYPRUS - UNITED CYPRUS - Hugues IV LUSIGNAN

(1324-1359)

Cyprus, Byzantine possession, was quasi-autonomous to the Third Crusade, when Richard the Lion Heart captured the island in 1191. The following year, he sold Cyprus to Guy de Lusignan, the last king of Jerusalem in the title, which had been driven from the Holy Land after the defeat of Hattin against Saladin in 1187 and the siege of Acre the previous year. The island should remain in the hands of the Crusaders until 1473. The kings were crowned in Nicosia to Famagusta Cyprus and Jerusalem. Hugues IV, nephew of Henry II, since 1318 the husband of Alix d'Ibelin. His long reign was marked by the resumption of the war with the Turks. He signed treaties of alliance with the Venetians, Rhodes and the Pope. Cyprus is affected by the Great Plague of 1348. Peter I succeeded.

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