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Coins of ancient Artuqids



Fahkr al-Din Qara Arslan (1144 - 1174 AD)
AE Dirham
AH 560 (1164/1165 AD)
S/S 6
29 mm.
11.13 gm.
Die position=6h
Obverse: Male head, facing; marginal legend.
Reverse: Four line cursive Arabic legend; marginal legends.

 


Fahkr al-Din Qara Arslan (1144 - 1174 AD)
AE Dirham
AH 562 (1166/1167 AD)
S/S 7
32 mm.
12.63 gm.
Die position=6h
Obverse: Draped half-figure, facing.
Reverse: Four line Kufic legend.

 

Nur al-Din Muhammad (1175 - 1185 AD)

 


Nur al-Din Muhammad (1175 - 1185 AD)
AE Dirham
AH 571 (1175/1176 AD)
S/S 9
30 x 29 mm.
12.43 gm.
Die position=9h
Obverse: Nimbate angel (Gabriel (?)) facing, right wing raised, left wing down; holding scroll.
Reverse: Five line Kufic legend; marginal legend.



Nur al-Din Muhammad (1175 - 1185 AD)
AE Dirham
AH 578 (1182/1183 AD)
S/S 11, al-Hisn mint
26 x 27 mm.
8.81 gm. (clipped)
Die position=1h
Obverse: Youthful, diademed head left; Kufic legend around.
Reverse: Six line Kufic legend; marginal legend.

Qutb al-Din Sukman (II) b. Muhammad (1185 - 1200 AD)


Qutb al-Din Sukman (II) b. Muhammad (1185 - 1200 AD)
AE Dirham
Mint: al-Hisn
AH year: 581
S/S 12
29 mm.
10.54 gm.
Die position=5h
Obverse: Sasanian-style bust left.
Reverse:


Qutb al-Din Sukman (II) b. Muhammad (1185 - 1200 AD)
AE Dirham
AH 584 (1187/1188 AD)
S/S 13
28 x 29 mm.
10.92 gm.
Die position=4h
Obverse: Two diademed Roman-style busts back to back.
Reverse: Four line Kufic legend; marginal legend.

 


Qutb al-Din Sukman (II) b. Muhammad (1185 - 1200 AD)
AE Dirham
AH 594 (1197/1198 AD)
S/S 14
25 mm.
7.01 gm.
Die position=7h
Obverse: Nimbate half-figure holding sceptre, right.
Reverse: Three line Kufic legend.


Qutb al-Din Sukman (II) b. Muhammad (1185 - 1200 AD)
AE Fals
Mint: no mint
AH year: 594
S/S 14
28 mm.
13.89 gm.
Die position=12h
Obverse: Nimbate half-figure holding sceptre, right.
Reverse: Three line Kufic legend.

Nasir al-Din Mahmud (1200 - 1222 AD)


Nasir al-Din Mahmud (1200 - 1222 AD)
AE Dirham
Mint: Amid
AH year: 614
S/S 16
30 mm.
13.39 gm.
Die position=1h
Obverse: Two-headed eagle standing on ornamental pedestal.
Reverse:

 


Nasir al-Din Mahmud (1200 - 1222 AD)
AE Dirham
AH 615 (1218/1219 AD)
S/S 17.1 (?)
30 x 32 mm.
10.96 gm.
Die position=12h
Obverse: Figure on lion, right.
Reverse:


Nasir al-Din Mahmud (1200 - 1222 AD)
AE Dirham
AH 617 (1220/1221 AD)
S/S 18, Amid mint
25 x 26 mm.
9.51 gm.
Die position=11h
Obverse: Two-headed eagle.
Reverse: Hexagram within circle; two line Kufic legend.

Rukn al-Din Mawdud (1222 - 1232 AD)

 

Artuqids of Khartpert

'Imad al-Din Abu Bakr (1185 - 1203 AD)


'Imad al-Din Abu Bakr (1185 - 1203 AD)
AE Dirham
S/S 22
20 mm.
3.82 gm.
Die position=5h
Obverse: Diademed bust, left.
Reverse: Five line Arabic legend.

Artuqids of Mardin

Husam al-Din Timurtash (1122 - 1152 AD)


Husam al-Din Timurtash (1122 - 1152 AD)
AE Dirham
AH 542 or 543 (1146 - 1148 AD)
S/S 25, Mardin mint
24 mm.
4.47 gm.
Die position=7h
Obverse: Bearded, diademed male bust facing right; barbarous Latin legend to right. Arabic legend around. (Roman Emperor Julian II, the Apostate).
Reverse: Three line Arabic legend; marginal legend.

 


Husam al-Din Timurtash (1122 - 1152 AD)
AE Dirham
S/S 26
28 mm.
10.76 gm.
Die position=12h
Obverse: Diademed male head facing right. (Seleucid king Antiochus VII). Pitted/bronze disease.
Reverse: Four line Kufic legend.

Najm al-Din Alpi (1152 - 1176 AD)

 


Najm al-Din Alpi (1152 - 1176 AD)
AE Dirham
S/S 27
31 mm.
12.29 gm.
Die position=6h
Obverse: Diademed male head facing right (Seleucid king Antiochus VII), with Alpi's laqab, Najm al Din, engraved across the neck.
Reverse: Four line Kufic legend.


Najm al-Din Alpi (1152 - 1176 AD)
AE Dirham
S/S 27
29 mm.
11.06 gm.
Die position=12h
Obverse: Diademed male head facing right (Seleucid king Antiochus VII), without countermark engraved across the neck.
Reverse: Four line Kufic legend.
Note: This may be a mule. In S/S Artuqids, page 80, there is a footnote referring to the possibility that Alpi may have re-used one or more of his father Timurtash's dies, coupling the obverse of S/S 26 with the reverse of S/S 27.

 


Najm al-Din Alpi (1152 - 1176 AD)
AE Dirham
S/S 28
34 mm.
14.19 gm.
Die position=7h
Obverse: 2 male busts in profile (Gemini).
Reverse: Virgin crowning Byzantine emperor (Mercury in exaltation of Virgo).

 


Najm al-Din Alpi (1152 - 1176 AD)
AE Dirham
AH 559 (1163/1164 AD)
S/S 29.2
30 mm.
9.71 gm.
Die position=10h
Obverse: Male bust facing (Mercury).
Reverse: Crowned female bust facing (Virgo).

 


Najm al-Din Alpi (1152 - 1176 AD)
AE Dirham, in the name of al-Mustanjid (1160 - 1170 AD)
S/S 30.1
29 x 30 mm.
10.21 gm.
Die position=3h
Obverse: Two male heads facing (Mercury in Gemini).
Reverse: Youthful female head facing (Mercury in Virgo).


Najm al-Din Alpi (1152 - 1176 AD)
AE Dirham, In the name of al-Mustanjid (1160 - 1170 AD)
S/S 30.1
32 mm.
15.16 gm.
Die position=8h
Obverse: 2 male heads facing (Mercury in Gemini).
Reverse: Youthful female head facing (Mercury in Virgo).


Najm al-Din Alpi (1152 - 1176 AD)
AE Dirham, In the name of al-Mustanjid (1160 - 1170 AD)
S/S 30.1
30 mm.
13.03 gm.
Die position=3h
Obverse: 2 male heads facing (Mercury in Gemini).
Reverse: Youthful female head facing (Mercury in Virgo).


Najm al-Din Alpi (1152 - 1176 AD)
AE Dirham
S/S 30 type
32 mm.
13.53 gm.
Die position=9h
Obverse: 2 male heads facing (Mercury in Gemini).
Reverse: Youthful female head facing (Mercury in Virgo).


Najm al-Din Alpi (1152 - 1176 AD)
AE Dirham
S/S 30 type
32 x 30 mm.
11.47 gm.
Die position=8h
Obverse: 2 male heads facing (Mercury in Gemini).
Reverse: Youthful female head facing (Mercury in Virgo).