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ID:     76001719
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Eastern Europe and Scandinavia
Region:     Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus
Issuer:     Louis of Savoy
Date Ruled:     1459-1460 AD
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Gros
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 1459-1461
Diameter:     25 mm
Weight:     3.48 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Legend:     +LuDOuICuS DEI GRACIA • REX
Obverse Description:     Louis enthroned facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and globus cruciger; at feet to right, coat-of-arms
Reverse Legend:     +IERuSALm CIPRI ET ARmI
Reverse Description:     Cross of Jerusalem
Mint:     Type D. Nicosia
Primary Reference:     M&P pl. 19, 13 (same obv. die)
Reference2:     Metcalf, Crusades -
Reference3:     CCS 148
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=109394
Grade:     Good VF, toned, slight double strike
Notes:     Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 1719 Rare. Ex Alistair Lilburn Collection; Stavrokonnou Hoard (1947).Louis of Savoy became king of Cyprus through his marriage to Queen Charlotte in October 1459. The following year, James usurped power. By the beginning of 1461, the effective authority of Louis and Charlotte was restricted to the castle of Kyrenia. Although Charlotte did attempt to retake control of the country, she was unable to do so, leaving Cyprus by May of that year, with Louis following close behind, never to return.