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CNG 109, Lot: 794. Estimate $300.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi. AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Æ Dirham (32mm, 11.14 g, 6h). Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Dated AH 558 (AD 1163/4). Diademed and draped male bust, wearing long hair, facing slightly left; name and titles of Najm al-Din Alpi around / Facing Sasanian style bust; AH date in left and right fields; genealogy of Najm al-Din Alpi around. Whelan Type III, 42-3; S&S Type 29.2; Album 1827.4; ICV 1202. Good VF, brown patina. Well centered, attractive example.