Friday, October 19, 2007

Crusaders’ Coins Minted in Acre

In Yaakov Meshorer's Hebrew-language book, The Third Side of the Coin, Yad Ben Tzvi, 2004 p. 87 I saw two important photos of hexagrams on crusaders’ coins minted in Akko (Acre) in the 13th century. This is the first proof I stumbled upon to the connection between crusaders’ and this emblem. I started suspecting this connection after I saw photos of crusaders’cross within a hexagram on the arch of the ceiling of Saint Mary's in

Lalibela, Ehhiopia, from the 12th century and on the ceiling of the Old Templar church of Garway, Wales.

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