Copper follaro, Tancred (1189-1193), Messina, Norman Kingdom of Sicily

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+ROGERIVS: around a circle containing REX between two annulets // Arabic legend in three lines: al-Malik Tanqrit ("King Tancred"). Messina mint. 14mm, 2.12 grams. Rodolfo Spahr "Le Monete Siciliane" #136; Medieval European Coinage #449; Biaggi #1237.

Minted at Messina under Tancred with his son Roger, 1191-1193.

The Kingdom of Sicily was a state that existed in the south of the Italian Peninsula and for a time the region of Ifriqiya from its founding by Roger II of Sicily in 1130 until 1816. It was a successor state of the County of Sicily, which had been founded in 1071 during the Norman conquest of the southern peninsula.

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