Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 3477

Price realized: 240 CHF   (Approx. 245 USD / 243 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan, AH 597-637 / AD 1200-1239. Dirham (Bronze, 29 mm, 11.79 g, 1 h), AH 606 = AD 1209/1210. Figure riding leopard to left, head and body facing, holding cup in her raised right hand and dagger in her raised left; around, legend in Kufic 'al-Malik al-alim al-adil Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan Malik Diyarbakr'. Rev. Legend in Kufic in three lines 'al-Imam al-Nasir / li-din Allah Amir / al-Mu'minin'; around, legend in Kufic 'sitta / wa sitta/mi'a; in outer margin, legend in Kufic 'al-Malik al-Adil Saif al-Din Abu Bakr ibn Ayyub duriba bi-Mardin sanah'. Spengler & Sayles 39. Well struck and likely among the finest known. Nearly extremely fine.


From the Dr. David Majer Collection of Islamic coins and from an important collection of Ayyubid and post-Seljuk coins, Leu Web Auction 14, 12-13 December 2020, 1996.

Starting price: 50 CHF