ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II.
|CNG 84, Lot: 1679. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AH 572-580 / AD 1176-1184. Æ Dirhem (33mm, 15.26 g, 2h). Dated AH 579 (AD 1183/4). Two Byzantine-style diademed and draped facing busts, resembling the coins of Heraclius and his son; AH date in margin / Name of Abbasid caliph, partial mint formula and name and pedigree of Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II in five lines across field and in margins. Whelan Type I, 46-7; S&S Type 32.3; Album 1828.2. EF, attractive brown patina with earthen overtones. Superb for type.
Ex Album FPL 168 (March 2001), no. 107.