1112-1148 FRANCE TOULOUSE – ALPHONSE JOURDAIN SILVER DENIER

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Almost Uncirculated Alphonse Jourdain Silver Denier

The name “denier” comes from a coin used in the Roman Empire called “denarius”. Minted in Toulouse and circulated through today’s France and Italy.

The Count of Tripoli, Alphonse Jourdain, issued the coin. He also possessed other titles such as Count of Rouergue and Toulouse, and Duke of Narbonne.

Obverse: A Crusader’s Cross with inscriptions around the image.  A common way for nobles those days to co-opt the authority and ally themselves with the Curch and God.

Reverse: A smaller cross with engravings and lettering.

After careful examination, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) categorized this coin as Almost Uncirculated 58 condition.

Includes protective holder and certification label confirming its status. 

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