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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1129. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $520. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC DYNASTIES, Zengid Atabegs of Sinjar. Qutb al-Din Muhammad bin Zengi. 1197-1219. Æ Dirhem (15.10 g, 12h). Sinjar mint. Dated AH 600 (AD 1203/4). Draped female bust facing, head right, wearing crested Greek-style helmet / Shahada and name and titles of Abbasid Caliph al-Nasir and Ayyubid sultan al-Adil Sayf al-Din Abu Bakr in five lines across fields; mint and date in external voids; Zengid tamgha in exergue. S&S Type 82.1; Album 1880.3. Good VF, brown patina.

From the Henry Chitwood Collection.