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

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Bust of St. Nicolas, [OA/NIK/AO/A] // Arabic legend al-Malik al-muazzam Rujjar al-mu'tazz billah 535 ("the greatest King Roger the mighty in god, 535"). 16mm, 1.16 grams. Rodolfo Spahr "Le Monete Siciliane" #76; Grierson 197.

Dated in AH era - 535 AH = 1140 CE.

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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