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CNG 109, Lot: 792. Estimate $500.
Sold for $380. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Kayfa & Amid). Nur al-Din Muhammad. AH 570-581 / AD 1174-1185. Æ Dirham (28mm, 14.16 g, 5hh). Unlisted (Hisn Kayfa or Amid) mint. Dated AH 571 (AD 1175/6). Angel with right wing raised standing facing, holding serpent; AH date to right and left / Name, title, and genealogy of Nur al-Din Muhammad in five lines; name of Abbasid caliph in left and right outer margins. Whelan Type I, 135-6; S&S Type 9; Album 1821.1; ICV 1181. Near EF, attractive brown surfaces, traces of hard green, old light scratches in field on obverse. Exceptional for type.