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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1111. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC DYNASTIES, Artuqids of Mardin. Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan. 1184-1201. Æ Dirhem (17.76 g, 11h). Dated 596 (1199/1200). Facing, helmeted Turk seated cross-legged, holding severed head and sword / Three-line legend in transitional Kufic within two concentric circles of legend. S&S Type 36.2; Album 1829.4. VF, red-brown and black patina. Rare with severed head on left.

From the Henry Chitwood Collection.