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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1107. Estimate $100. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC DYNASTIES, Artuqids of Mardin. Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II. 1176-1184. Æ Dirhem (15.53 g, 9h). Dated 579 (1183/1184). Two Byzantine-style diademed and draped facing busts, resembling the coins of Heraclius and his son / Five-line legend in simple Kufic. S&S Type 32.3; Album 1828.2. VF, dark brown patina, traces of earthen deposits, light smoothing scratches.

From the Henry Chitwood Collection.