|Lot 622. Italy, Lucca. Henry III-V. 1039-1125. AR denaro (15 mm, 0.61 g, 12 h). + IИPERATOR, monogram of Otto / + EИRICVS, LVCA around central pellet. Biaggi 1056; Metcalf 10-15. Very fine.
Ex Alistair Lilburn Collection (Baldwin's, 26 September 2009), 1984 (part).
These small deniers from Luca often turn up in the Levant, indicating their extensive use by crusaders.
Estimate: US$ 50