Medieval Hungary. Bela III of Arpad (1172-1196), AE Scyphate Follis. O:\ + SANCTA-MARIA Madonna, nimbate, seated left, holding infant Jesus and flower. R:\ R_EX BELA-R_EX STS; Kings seated facing. 25,73 mm, 2.65 gr. Huszar 72. EF. Bela III of Hungary (Hungarian III. Béla, Slovak: Belo III),born in 1148, was King of Kingdom of Hungary circa 1172-1196. He wasthe son of King Geza II of Hungary and Euphrosyne (daughter of GrandDuke Mstislav of Kiev). As a boy he was sent to Constantinople to beeducated in the court of the Emperor. Bela III succeeded hisbrother Stephen III of Hungary and was crowned under the influence ofhis father-in-law, the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Comnenus. Bela IIImarried:
Maria Comnena, daughter of Emperor Manuel I Comnenus with no issue. They were engaged in 1163, separated in 1169.