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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1094. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC DYNASTIES, Artuqids of Hisn Kayfa and Amid. Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan. 1144-1174. Æ Dirhem (11.92 g, 6h). Dated 559 (1163/1164). Crowned, bearded, and draped half-length facing bust / Clean-shaven half-length figure facing slightly left. S&S Type 5; Album 1820.5. VF, dark brown patina, traces of red. Well struck for issue. Extremely rare.

From the Henry Chitwood Collection.