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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1096. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC DYNASTIES, Artuqids of Hisn Kayfa and Amid. Nur al-Din Muhammad. 1175-1185. Æ Dirhem (11.48 g, 6h). Dated 576 (1180/1181). Turkish facing figure, wearing pointed headgear seated on throne under vaulted arch or canopy surmounted by an arabesque finial, holding globe and resting hand on thigh, flanked by angels above / Kufic legend in four lines within square. S&S Type 10; Album 1821.2. VF, dark green and brown patina, traces of earthen highlights, minor roughness and cleaning scratches. Very rare.

From the Henry Chitwood Collection. Ex William F. Spengler & Wayne G. Sayles Collections (Classical Numismatic Group XXVIII, 8 December 1993), lot 694.