ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Timurtash, AH 516-547 / AD 1122-1152. Dirham (Bronze, 27 mm, 6.61 g, 6 h), Mardin, AH 542 or AH 543 = AD 1147/8 or AH 1148/9. Diademed, draped and bearded bust to right; behind and before bust, blundered latin legend; in outer margin, mint and date in Kufic. Rev. Timurtash ibn / il-Ghazi ibn Artuq / al-Malik al-adil'; in outer margin, al-Amir al-alim Husam al-Din Malik al-umara Zahir Amir al-Mu'minin'; all in Kufic. Spengler & Sayles 25. Rare and unusually attractive. Struck somewhat off center and with a minor die break on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
The obverse of this issue was copied from coins of Julian II Apostata (360-363).