Auction 59


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Estimate:
500 EUR
Price realized:
400 EUR

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Description

JOHN GABALAS (Master of Rhodes, circa 1240-1248). Ae (Tetarteron?). Uncertain mint in Rhodes.

Obv: AVΘЄVN / THC THC / POΔOV.
Legend in three lines; star and cross below.
Rev: ωI / O ΓABA / ΛAC.
Legend in three lines; three lis around.

DOC 1; Sear -.

Though a handful of crude coins from Leo Gabalas have been offered from time to time, this issue is clearly of Leo's brother, John Gabalas. Straddling the lines between the Byzantine Empire and the Crusader States, these Rhodian issues are highly collectable and interesting. Exceedingly rare, with no other examples for John sold in recent memory.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 1.30 g.
Diameter: 18 mm.

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