ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan, AH 597-637 / AD 1200-1239. Dirham (Bronze, 30 mm, 12.61 g, 7 h), AH 620 = AD 1223/4. 'Al-Malik al-Mansur Nasir al-Dunya wa al-Din Artuq Arslan' ('in Kufic) Bare-headed Roman style head to right. Rev. In inner field, 'al-Nasir li-din Allah / Amir al-Mu'minin / al-Malik al-Kamil / Nasir al-din Muhammad'; around, 'ibn Ayyub, duriba sanah ishrin wa sittami'a'; all in Kufic. Spengler & Sayles 43. Rare. An attractive example with a fine portrait. Repatinated and with light areas of weakness, otherwise, good very fine.
The portrait on the obverse of this issue was copied from coins of a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.