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Crusades Era Baldwin's Period Rare Solid Silver Mantle Button In Floral Design

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Seller: loyallegion (469) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 350850675651 loyallegion Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 CRUSADES ERA BALDWIN'S PERIOD RARE SOLID SILVER MANTLE BUTTON IN FLORAL DESIGN Welcome and thanks for visiting my listing. You are bidding on this RARE solid silver mantle button, in round form with a floral design, dating from the Crusades Era 11th-12th century. The button was found in the Balkans. A perfect early silver button in perfect antique condition Measures: 1 1/8 inches diameter Weight 9.04 gr. Just for your information: In the winter (1204–1205) the Franks prosecuted conquests in Bithynia, in which Henry, Baldwin's brother, took part. But in February the Greeks revolted in Thrace, relying on the assistance of Kaloyan, tsar of Bulgaria,whose overtures of alliance had been rejected by the emperor. The garrison of Adrianople was expelled. Baldwin along with Dandolo, the count of Blois, and Marshal Villehardouin, the historian, marched to besiege that city. The Frankish knights were defeated (14 April 1205); the count of Blois was slain, and the emperor captured by the Bulgarians (see Battle of Adrianople). For some time his fate was uncertain, and in the meanwhile Henry, his brother, assumed the regency. Not until the middle of July the following year was it ascertained that he was dead. The circumstances of Baldwin's death are not exactly known. It seems that he was at first treated well as a valuable hostage, but was sacrificed by the Bulgarian monarch in a sudden outburst of rage, perhaps in consequence of the revolt of Philippopolis, which passed into the hands of the Franks. According to a Bulgarian legend, Baldwin had caused his own downfall by trying to seduce Kaloyan's wife. The historian George Acropolites reports that the Tsar had Baldwin's skull made into a drinking cup, just as had happened to Nicephorus I almost four hundred years before. At any rate, Tsar Kaloyan wrote to Pope Innocent III, reporting that Baldwin had died in prison. A tower of the Tsarevets fortress of the medieval Bulgarian capital, Veliko Tarnovo, is still called "Baldwin's Tower"; supposedly, it was the tower where he was interned. High bidder to pay $10.00 for worldwide air-mail shipping. SHIPPING FROM EASTERN EUROPE I ACCEPT ONLY PAYPAL DELIVERY TAKES TWO WEEKS TIME WITH PRIORITY AND REGISTERED AIR-MAIL. ALL QUESTIONS WOULD BE GLADLY ANSWERED. za centrovka = align="center" --> loyallegion Material: SILVER

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