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15. December 2019
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Lot 694
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
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ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirham (Bronze, 32 mm, 14.91 g, 12 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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15 Dec 2019 21:47:00 CET
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27 May 2020 03:38:45 CEST
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440 CHF by Bluemoon83 (Bids: 8)

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Lot 694
Starting Price: 100 CHF
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirham (Bronze, 32 mm, 14.91 g, 12 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.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Lot 695
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirhem (Bronze, 30 mm, 10.88 g, 6 h), Unlisted mint, possibly Mardin, undated, but ca. AH 560-566 (1164-1170 AD). Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; Kalima above and below, name and title of Abbasid caliph to right and left. Rev. Facing female head, wearing necklace; around, arabic inscription stating the name, title, and ancestors of Najm al-Din Alpi. Album 1827.5. S&S Type 30.1. Brown-green glossy patina; well centered example. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Lot 696
Starting Price: 50 CHF
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Qutb al-Din Sukman II, AH 581-597 / AD 1185-1200. Dirham (Bronze, 28 mm, 9.90 g, 11 h), AH 594 = 1197/1198 AD. Nimbate and draped male bust facing, turned slightly to the right, wearing fringed headdress with pointed crest, holding globe in his left hand and mace in his right; around, date. Rev. In the center name and titles of Qutb al-Din Sukman: al-Malik al'Mas'ud / Qutb al-Din Sukman / bin Muhammad bin Qarain three lines; in the four margins, the name of the Abbasid caliph, Arslan / al-Imam / al-Nasir amir / al-mu'minin. Album 1822.3. Poole 18. Spengler & Sayles 14. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
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