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1174-1185 Artuqids of Kayfa AE Dirham VF AH570-581 Nur al-Din Muhammad A-1821.3


1174-1185 Artuqids of Kayfa AE Dirham VF AH570-581 Nur al-Din Muhammad A-1821.3

  • 1174-1185 (AH 570-581) Artuqids of Kayfa AE Dirham Coin
  • Issued under the rule of Nur al-Din Muhammad, member of the Artuqid Dynasty
    • The Artquids or Artuqid dynasty (sometimes also spelled as Artukid, Ortoqid or Ortokid) was a Turkmen dynasty that ruled in Eastern Anatolia, Northern Syria and Northern Iraq in the eleventh and twelfth centuries
  • Obverse features a Seleucid-style diademed bust, left
    • The Seleucid Empire was a major center of Hellenistic culture that maintained the preeminence of Greek customs where a Greek-Macedonian political elite dominated, mostly in the urban areas
  • Reverse depicts six lines of Arabic inscription
    • Includes name and titles of Nur al-Din Muhammad and Abbasid caliph
  • Minted in Kayfa
  • Struck from copper or bronze
  • Diameter: 30 mm (at widest point)
  • Weight: 13.3 grams
  • Condition: Ungraded; expected to grade as Very Fine (VF)
  • Catalog number: S.Album#1823.3, S&S#11
*Expected grades are approximate.

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Reference Item # ANC-1266

JBC 12/9/14