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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1117. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC DYNASTIES, Danishmendids. Nasir al-Din Muhammad. 1162-1170 and 1175-1178. Æ Dirhem (11.79 g, 12h). Dated AH 558 (AD 1210/1). Name of Nasir al-Din Muhammad in four lines across fields / Byzantine emperor, wearing loros, standing facing, holding labarum and bein crowned by Theotokos; ornate design above; date in fields. Cf. Whelan pl. 16, 5; Album 1241.1. VF, brown patina with olive overtones. Rare.

From the Henry Chitwood Collection.

Cf. SB 1961 for prototype of this coin’s reverse