Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Dirham Ae 33

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Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Dirham Ae 33 mm. 14.0 gm., Mardin, undated. Obv: Diademed Roman-style male head to left; to left, small draped Byzantine-style bust facing; above, ‘Ḥusām al-Dīn malik Diyārbakr’ (‘Husam al-Din, King of Diyarbakr’ in Arabic). Rev: Citing the Ayyubid al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf (AH 564-589 / AD 1169-1193) as overlord in four lines and in margins, ‘al-Malik al-Nāṣir / Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn / muḥyī dawla / amīr al-muʾminīn / Yūsuf / ibn Ayyūb’ (‘King al-Nasir Salah al-Din, reviver of the government of the Commander of the Believers, Yusuf, son of Ayyub’ in Arabic). Album 1829.2. 100+ year old pedigree, from an old Eastern European collection acquired in the early 20th century.

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