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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1130. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $190. 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 (14.98 g, 3h). Sinjar mint. Dated AH 607 (AD 1210/1). Double-headed eagle facing, with wings displayed; [Zengid tamgha on breast] / Name and titles of Abbasid Caliph al-Nasir and Ayyubid sultan al-Adil Sayf al-Din Abu Bakr in six lines across fields; mint and date in external voids. S&S Type 83.2; Album 1880.4. VF, brown patina. Overstruck on Spengler & Sayles Type 82.

From the Henry Chitwood Collection.