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Coin Type: Holed bronze dirhem of Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan of the Artuqids of Mardin, 580-597 AH (1184-1201 CE).
Size and Weight: 31mm x 32mm, 11.70g.
Obverse: Large diademed Roman-style male head on the right, facing left in profile, hair disheveled; smaller crowned Byzantine-style bust facing forward.
Legend in late Kufic in an arc above with ruler's names and title: Husam al-Din Malik Diyarbakr.
Reverse: Four line legend in late Kufic, continuing in left and right fields, containing obsequious tribute to Saladin, Yuluq Arslan's Ayyubid overlord, with Saladin's names, four honorific titles, and pedigree: al-Malik al Nasir Salah al-Din Muhiyy dawla (sic) Amir al-mu'minin Yusuf bin Ayyub.
Provenance: bevpub43 (eBay), February 2010.
Ref: S/S 34; Poole 47; BMC 405-408; Edhem 47-52; Butak 31; Artuk 1224; Mitchiner 1035-1036
BW Ref: 002 047 154
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