ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirham (Bronze, 31 mm, 12.37 g, 2 h), Unlisted mint, possibly Mardin, dated AH 558 = 1163/4 AD. Arabic inscription stating the name and titles of Najm al-Din Alpi around diademed and draped male bust, with long hair, facing slightly to left. Rev. Arabic inscription stating the ancestors of Najm al-Din Alpi, around facing crowned bust; date on inner left and right fields. Album 1827.4. S&S Type 29.1. Whelan Type II, 42-3. Attractive green patina. Some roughness, otherwise, very fine.
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