History of the Crusades. After the 10th Crusade there were just some minor crusades left as the spirit of crusading was finished. Increasing Muslim victories and Christian defeats led to the end of the Crusades. The crusade series will continue with 5 new upcoming coins of the northern crusades. Stay tuned; this isn’t the end. The brief Alexandrian Crusade, also called the sack of Alexandria, occurred in October 1365 and was led by Peter I of Cyprus against Alexandria in Egypt. Relatively devoid of religious impetus, it differs from the more prominent Crusades in that it seems to have been motivated largely by economic interests. Peter I spent three years, from 1362 to 1365, amassing an army and seeking financial support for a Crusade from the wealthiest courts of the day. When he learned of a planned Egyptian attack against his Kingdom of Cyprus, he employed the same strategy of preemptive war that had been so successful against the Turks and redirected his military ambitions against Egypt. From Venice, he arranged for his naval fleet and ground forces to assemble at the Crusader stronghold of Rhodes, where they were joined by the Knights of the Order of St. In October 1365, Peter I set sail from Rhodes, himself commanding a sizable expeditionary force and a fleet of 165 ships, despite Venice’s greater economic and political clout. Landfall was made in Alexandria around 9 October, and over the next three days, Peter’s army looted the city killing thousands and taking 5000 people to be enslaved. Mosques, temples, churches and the library also bore the brunt of the raid. Facing an untenable position, Peter’s army permanently withdrew on 12 October. The coin has high details. The item “10th. Crusade- Peter I The Last Crusader Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2017″ is in sale since Wednesday, June 7, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “dazzlingcoins_com” and is located in USA and Canada. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2017
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands