Scarce copper follaro, Roger II (1105-1154), Norman Kingdom of Sicily

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Stylized cross with a star in the middle, first part of the Shahada ("There is no God by Allah") around // Arabic legend arranged in a hexagonal pattern. 16mm, 1.67 grams. Rodolfo Spahr "Le Monete Siciliane" #79.

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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