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Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan (Artuqid), Copper, Dirham, Hisn Kayfa, 1163/1164

 
 

Obverse

Byzantine bust of imperial type with beard represented by beads and wearing crown with pendilia. Arabic legend: duriba fi sanah tis'wa khamsin wa khamsam'a (struck in the year 9 + 50 + 500 = AH 559).

Reverse

Beardless figure facing slightly to the left with a bun showing to the right, shoulders draped within a linear circle. Kufic legend within border of dots: al-Malik al-'adil Fakhr al-Dín Qarārslān bin Da’ūd bin Da’ūd bin Artūq.

Obverse

Byzantine bust of imperial type with beard represented by beads and wearing crown with pendilia. Arabic legend: duriba fi sanah tis'wa khamsin wa khamsam'a (struck in the year 9 + 50 + 500 = AH 559).

Reverse

Beardless figure facing slightly to the left with a bun showing to the right, shoulders draped within a linear circle. Kufic legend within border of dots: al-Malik al-'adil Fakhr al-Dín Qarārslān bin Da’ūd bin Da’ūd bin Artūq.

Accession number BZC.2008.001
Ruler Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan (Artuqid)
Metal Copper
Denomination Dirham
Mint Hisn Kayfa
Date 1163/1164
Diameter 27.0 mm
Weight 11.13 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Acquisition History

Morton and Eden sale, London, 11–12 June 2008, no. 792