Bronze coin of Roger II


British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

Bronze follaro of Roger II, minted in Messina in 1138–9. The Arabic legend reads ‘By order / of King Roger the Magnificent / the powerful through God / 553’, the last numeral being the minting date in the Islamic Hijri calendar


  • Title: Bronze coin of Roger II
  • Date Created: 1138
  • Location Created: Messina, Sicily
  • Medium: bronze
  • Copyright: The Trustees of the British Museum
  • British Museum website: 1883,0608.17

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