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 Posted 01/04/2019  6:34 pm Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was very happy to win this coin from one of our members auctions on eBay.

This is a rare scyphate Ducalis of Roger II Norman King of Sicily from 1130-1154.

Obverse: Bust of Christ facing IC XC INAERTRH (Jesus Christ egins in eternity)

Reverse: King Roger and son Duke Roger standing and holdng a Patriarchal Cross. Legend in vertical R DX AP RR SLS (Roger Duke of Apulkia and Roger King of Sicily)

23mm x 2.42g
Palermo mint
Ref: MEC 212, SPAHR 72, MIR 432.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_II_of_Sicily


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 Posted 01/04/2019  7:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a beauty. A great start to your 2019 purchases, Ron. Congrats.
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 Posted 01/04/2019  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I almost bid on this. Quite the bargain. Well done, sir.
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 Posted 01/04/2019  8:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Amazing remaining detail, even on the convex side of the coin. Super pick-up and not listed in Biaggi.
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 Posted 01/04/2019  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone. I expected it to go for much more so I'm very happy what I got it for.
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 Posted 01/04/2019  9:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! Great detail!

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 Posted 01/05/2019  03:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Nice!..Super detail especially the reverse...

Great pick-up....Paul
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 Posted 01/05/2019  11:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Exquisite example at an exquisite price. Congrats!
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 Posted 01/05/2019  12:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice Ron. What a great example. This will make an excellent addition to your formidable collection.
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 Posted 01/05/2019  2:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Arkie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a wonderful coin!
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