There were enough outfitted ships. The failure of the Crusade would mean economic ruin for Venice. So the Doge decided to double down. Said, on two conditions: first, Venice would need a bigger take of the loot, and second, the expedition had to first stop at Zara, a rival city on the.
Dalmatian coast, and sack it. The Frenchmen reluctantly agreed, and Zara was taken. Initially, Innocent III was furious that Christians had.
Attacked Christians, excomm unicating all involved, but after the situation was explained to him, he absolved the Crusaders. Meanwhile, in Constantinople, then the seat of Greek Orthodox Christianity, a palace coup installed Alexius III on the Byzantine throne, ousting. Isaacs son also called Alexius, vowed revenge. He met with the Crusaders in the conquered city of Zara, and promised to. Underwrite the entire expedition and then some, if they would help install him as Emperor.
The Crusaders agreed, and after a relatively short. They could continue to the Holy Land in the spring. But newly-minted emperor Alexius IV found the treasury bankrupt. Fearing for his life, he fled. Turning over the keys to the kingdom to an advisor, who became Alexius V.Alexius V locked the Crusaders out of the Constantinople, shutting the. City gates, and launched a pre-emptive fireship attack against the Venetian fleet.
Realized theyd been duped, the Crusaders attacked Constantinople on April 2, 1202. Three days later, they had laid waste to the greatest. Christian city in the Near East, slaughtering its citizens, raping its women, burning its buildings (including the great library), destroying its. Precious artwork, and stealing whatever they could get their hands on. As one historian put it: There was never a greater crime against humanity.That this unspeakable horror was committed in the name of Jesus Christ did not escape the notice of the Pope, who was livid when he heard the. Whoever suggested such a thing to you, he wrote, and how did they lead your mind astray? Coins like these are what financed the Fourth Crusadeand what the Crusaders plundered from the great city now known as Istanbul. Of the sack of Constantinople is how indebted the Venetian culture was to the Byzantine.
Note the remarkable similarity between the 12th-century. Byzantine aspron trachy and the 13th-century Venetian grosso. Obverse: nimbate bust of Christ. Reverse: Byzantine Emperor and Constantine the Great.
Shape: scyphate (concave); weight: 2.2-3.5 g; diameter: 26-30mm. Obverse: Christ on His throne. Reverse: Doge of Venice and St. 2.1g silver; weight: 2-2.2 g; diameter. Box measures: 3.87 X 3.87 X 1.25.
All coins in each set are protected in an archival capsule and beautifully displayed in a mahogany-like box. The box set is accompanied with a story card, certificate of authenticity, and a black embossed gift box. Over 22,000 positive feedbacks. ANA Platinum Member # 3163853.
Christians, Two Coins from the Fourth Crusade & Presentation Box" is in sale since Saturday, November 15, 2014. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Byzantine (300-1400 AD)". The seller is "caz-10" and is located in Diamondhead, Mississippi.
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