Sale 25

Auction 25


Atabegs & Contemporaries
 
 
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Lot 629

Item 207415
ARTUQIDS OF AMID & KAYFA: Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan, 1144-1174, AE dirham (6.14g), NM, ND. A-1820.2A. SS-2.2, enthroned bust of Christ facing, with the actual numerals 1 through 9 scattered to left and right of the head of Christ, about 10% flat area, VF, RR.
Estimated Value$150 - 200
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$120
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Lot 630

Item 201636
ARTUQIDS OF MARDIN: Alpi, 1152-1176, AE dirham (12.83g), NM, ND. A-1827.2 variant. SS-27 variant, 2-line countermark on SS-27, VF.
Estimated Value$110 - 150
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Lot 631

Item 206899
ARTUQIDS OF MARDIN: Il-Ghazi II, 1176-1184, AE dirham (9.39g), NM, ND. A-1828.1. SS-31.1, diademed head in square, gazing upwards, VF.
Estimated Value$100 - 140
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Lot 632

Item 207416
ARTUQIDS OF MARDIN: Il-Ghazi II, 1176-1184, AE dirham (15.27g), NM, AH578. A-1828.2. SS-32, large & small draped busts facing, lovely strike, VF to EF.
Estimated Value$200 - 300.

The bottom three lines of the reverse text are "hadha al-dirham ma'lun man yu'ayyaruhu", "cursed is he who abuses this dirham."
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$190
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Lot 633

Item 206901
ARTUQIDS OF MARDIN: Yuluq Arslan, 1184-1201, AE dirham (10.42g), NM, AH583. A-1829.1. SS-33.4, diademed bust facing, no stars flanking the bust, bold even strike without any weakness, choice VF.
Estimated Value$150 - 200
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Lot 634

Item 206902
ARTUQIDS OF MARDIN: Yuluq Arslan, 1184-1201, AE dirham (11.18g), NM, AH583. A-1829.1. SS-33.4, diademed bust facing, no stars flanking the bust, even strike without any weakness, VF.
Estimated Value$100 - 150
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Lot 635

Item 207417
ARTUQIDS OF MARDIN: Yuluq Arslan, 1184-1201, AE dirham (11.87g), NM, AH589. A-1829.3. SS-35.1, four figures in a "lamentation" scene, perhaps the widow of Saladin, who had died earlier in that year, lovely even strike with no weakness, choice VF.
Estimated Value$200 - 250
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Lot 636

Item 206900
ARTUQIDS OF MARDIN: Artuq Arslan, 1201-1239, AE dirham (10.63g), NM, AH598. A-1830.1. SS-37.1, facing draped bust, lovely strike, VF to EF.
Estimated Value$140 - 180
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Lot 637

Item 206903
ARTUQIDS OF MARDIN: Artuq Arslan, 1201-1239, AE dirham (13.28g), Mardin, AH606. A-1830.3. SS-39, leopard-rider left, citing the caliph al-Nasir, minor porosity on obverse, bold strike, EF.
Estimated Value$120 - 160
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Lot 638

Item 206904
ARTUQIDS OF MARDIN: Artuq Arslan, 1201-1239, AE dirham (10.35g), NM, AH626. A-1830.3. SS-45, leopard-rider left, citing the caliph al-Mustansir, VF.
Estimated Value$100 - 140
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Lot 639

Item 206909
ARTUQIDS OF MARDIN, etc.:LOT of 3 copper dirhams: Artuqid, Alpi (1152-1176), 2 busts / facing bust, A-1827.5 (VF); Artuqid, Il-Ghazi II (1176-1184), large & small facing busts, dated AH577, A-1828.2 (VF-EF, a few corrosion spots); and Seljuq of Rum, Sulayman II (1196-1204), horseman, dated AH595, A-1205.2 (choice EF, some light adhesions, as often for this type), retail value $250, lot of 3 pieces.
Estimated Value$140 - 200
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Lot 640

Item 208449
  ARTUQIDS & AYYUBID:HOARD GROUP of 209 silver dirhams, unsorted mixed group of hexagram pieces of the Ayyubids of Halab (al-Zahir Ghazi and al-Nasir Yusuf II) and the Artuqids (al-Mansur Artuq Arslan and al-Sa'id Ghazi II), probably about equal quantity of the two dynasties, many with legible dates, all are dirty and need to be cleaned, but an excellent study group, total weight 559g (about 17.8 ounces, probably average 750 to 800 fineness), mostly VF, some with weakness, retail value (after cleaning) about $1500, lot of 209 pieces.
Estimated Value$500 - 700
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Lot 641

Item 208442
ARTUQID & ZANGID:LOT of 15 copper dirhams: Artuqid: A-1823.3 (eagle, SS-18, F-VF); A-1827.1 (countermarked najm al-din on type SS-26, Fine on F-VF); A-1827.5 (2 heads / bust, SS-30.1, VF, corroded); A-1829.2 (large & small bust, SS-34, nice Fine); A-1829.3 (lamentation, SS-35.2, VF); A-1830.2 (Centaur, SS-38.1, Fine); A-1830.3 (leopard-rider, SS-39, F-VF); A-1830.7 (Roman-style head, SS-43, Fine); A-1830.9 (seated man, SS-46, 2 pcs, one Fine, the other crude VF); A-1861.1 (angel, dated AH668, SS-60, VF); A-1867 (bust left, SS-65, Fine); A-1870.1 (angel, SS-1870.1, VF); A-1874.1 (head in square, SS-68, bold VF); and A-1880.2 (bust holding scepter, SS-81.1, Fine), all with full identifications, excellent basic starter collection in decent quality, all with attractive obverse designs, retail value $900, lot of 15 pieces.
Estimated Value$550 - 700
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Lot 642

Item 207747
ZANGIDS OF SYRIA: Nur al-Din Mahmud, 1146-1174, BI dirham aswad (0.81g), NM, ND. A-1849A. Zeno-107289. Struck circa AH541-548, VF, RRR.
Estimated Value$250 - 300.

Believed to have been struck only at Halab, probably citing the Great Seljuq sultan of the west, but no known specimen reveals the name.
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Lot 643

Item 207287
ZANGIDS OF AL-MAWSIL: Ghazi II, 1169-1180, AV dinar (2.41g), MM, DM. A-1859. Citing the caliph al-Mustadi, die-linked to a piece showing the mint Irbil and date AH567 (Gorny & Mosch, Auction 143, Lot 5544). usual weakness for this type, VF, R.
Estimated Value$400 - 500
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$350
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Lot 644

Item 206905
ZANGIDS OF AL-MAWSIL: Ghazi II, 1169-1180, AE dirham (11.37g), NM, AH566. A-1861.1. SS-60.1, facing bust with two angels above, citing his great-grandfather Aqsunqur in his nasab on reverse, nice even strike, lovely VF.
Estimated Value$100 - 150
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$110
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Lot 645

Item 206906
LU'LU'IDS: Badr al-Din Lu'lu', 1233-1258, AE dirham (8.45g), al-Mawsil, AH654. A-1874.2. Seated figure holding crescent, without overlord, citing the caliph al-Musta'sim, superb strike, bold VF to EF, R.
Estimated Value$150 - 200
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$220
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Lot 646

Item 207411
BEGTIMURID: Sayf al-Din Begtimur, 1183-1193, AE fals (10.94g), NM, AH(5)83. A-1889. Cow with suckling calf below, very clear date, struck at Ahlat, but always without mint name, slight weakness on reverse, VF.
Estimated Value$120 - 160
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Lot 647

Item 207412
SALDUQIDS: 'Izz al-Din Salduq, 1129-1168, AE fals (1.99g), NM, ND. A-1890A. 'izz al-din in central circle / cross pattée, 3 pellets at end of each point, Fine, RRR.
Estimated Value$300 - 400.

A.V. Akopyan has suggested that this type was minted at Dvin in Armenia, which was under Salduqid control circa 1153-1160. See Zeno-30762 for further information. A similar piece sold in Stephen Album Auction 24, Lot 448, for $375.
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Lot 648

Item 207413
SALDUQIDS: Diya' al-Din Ayyub, 1145-1148, AE fals (4.04g), NM, ND. A-C1890. St. George slaying the dragon, crudely engraved, light porosity, Fine to VF, RRR.
Estimated Value$200 - 300.

No example of this type is listed on Zeno, and none in CoinArchives.
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Lot 649

Item 207414
SALDUQIDS: Nasir al-Din Muhammad, 1168-1191, AE fals (3.08g), NM, ND. A-1891. Mounted archer shooting arrow at small animal (gazelle?), bird flying above the bow & arrow, undated version, citing the Great Seljuq overlord Tughril III, Fine, R.
Estimated Value$120 - 160
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$130
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