ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirham (Bronze, 33 mm, 14.70 g, 7 h), uncertain mint, perhaps Mardin. Najm al-Dîn / Malik Diyârbakr (in Arabic) Two confronted diademed and draped male busts, shown in the style of Hellenistic, perhaps Seleukid, rulers; between their heads, pellet. Rev. Abû al-Muzaffar Alpî / bin / Timurtâsh bin Îl-Ghâzî bin / Artuq (in Arabic) On the left, Comnenian emperor standing facing and being crowned by, on the right, the Virgin standing facing (as on the nomismata of Romanus III). Album 1827.3. S&S Type 28. Whelan Type II, 40-41. A beautifully preserved example, struck from fresh dies and with a splendid, dark, blackish-green patina. Good very fine.
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