A larger image of the Seal of John II d’Ibelin, Lord of Beirut, AD 1260, from Santa Maria del Teutonici, Venice.
Seal of John II d’Ibelin, Lord of Beirut, AD 1260, from Santa Maria del Teutonici, Venice. The leader of one of the most powerful Crusader families in the east is shown in complete European arms and armour. (Inv. b.3, n.55, Archivio di Stato, Venice)
Source: p48, WAR – 018 – Knight of Outremer AD 1187-1344 (Warrior) by David Nicolle (Author), Christa Hook (Illustrator)
Referenced as Figure 753 in Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350, Western Europe and the Crusader States by David Nicolle
753 Seal of John II of Ibelin, Lord of Beirut, County of Tripoli, 1261
(Archivio di Stato, Venice, Italy)
This seal from the Crusader States is completely European in style. The rider’s helmet is either a flat-topped great helm with a single eyes slit or perhaps a flat-topped helmet with a rectangular face-mask. His surcoat has pointed shoulders indicating either padding or a semi-rigid cuirie worn beneath. His sword is tapering with a relatively acute tip.