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Cross of Christ and a Helmeted Crusader Pendant - the Famed Antioch Crusader Silver Denier

Perhaps the most desired of the Crusader States coins, the "Helmet Head" is a Stunning Survivor of the Crusades.

Out of the dust of pilgrim's routes come these rare survivors of one of the most pivotal times in world history. Hailing from Antioch (which includes territories now in modern-day Turkey and Syria) these coins, perhaps the most famed of all Crusader issues, were minted from 1163 - 1233 AD for use by Christian pilgrims and Crusaders throughout the Holy Land and surrounding regions.

The delicate, hand-hammered silver pennies, called Deniers, boldly bear the Cross of Christ on one side... but it is the other side that gives these coins their nickname of "Helmet Heads." When you turn the coin over you discover the perfect medieval portrayal of the Crusader Knight (in this case also the King) in the famed chain maille and helmet of the Crusades. These coins are truly history in your hands.

Your Crusade Coin

  • Denomination: Denier
  • Date: 1163-1233 AD
  • Obverse (Front): The Cross of Christ with Crusader Crescent
  • Reverse (Back): Helmeted Crusader King in Chain Maille with Crusader Crescent and Star
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Artist: Robert Lewis Knecht
  • Size: 3/4” Across, 1 1/4” Tall

Denier hoards are found along the crusader and pilgrims trails to the Holy Land, especially in Syria, Palestine and more recently in Cilicia (southern Turkey). The coins in our collection were part of a hoard discovered in the Holy Land many years ago. They had been in a private collection until we acquired them. These coins were used by one of the crusading knights or pilgrims, and amazingly, they have survived to tell us their story.

Your "Helmet Head" Denier Pendant comes with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, Multi-Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by April Knecht
  3. A Historic Brief About European Hammered Currency
  4. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  5. A Gift Box
  6. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card



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