ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi, AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Dirham (Bronze, 34 mm, 18.68 g, 6 h). Diademed and draped Seleukid-style male busts, vis-à-vis; laqabs of Najm al-Din Alpi above and below; tamgha to lower left. Rev. Byzantine emperor standing facing being crowned by the Theotokos standing facing; genealogy of Najm al-Din Alpi around. Spengler & Sayles 28. An unsually attractive and well struck example. About extremely fine.
From an important collection of Ayyubid and post-Seljuk coins.