Bishops of Valence, Crusader Silver Denier (1st Crusade) 1157-1276 AD Very Fine

Valence is a town in Southern France, not far from Grenoble, it is dominated by the ancient cathedral of Saint Apollinaire which was consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1095 and completed in the early 12th century. Valence had been ruled by the Bishops from around the 4th-Century, these silver deniers were issued under their authority and were widely used by the early Crusaders to fund the religious wars in the Holy Land. The obverse shows a stylised angel with spread wings resembling an eagle with the legend around VRBS VALENTIAI (Ville de Valence). The reverse shows a cross with an annulet in one quarter with the legend S APOLLINARS (Saint Apollinaire).
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