ARTUQID in MARDIN, Nasir Al-Din Artik Arslan, 1200-1239 AD, copper dirham, 628 AH

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ARTUQID in MARDIN, Nasir Al-Din Artik Arslan, 1200-1239 AD, dirham, 628 AH (1231 AD), Obverse: king seated facing on square throne holding globe, Reverse: legend, copper, 26mm, 7.2g, A1830.9, E95, king’s head not struck up, corrosion, VG

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Among the families of governors appointed to administer the Seljuk holdings who served as Atabegs were the Artuqids,

The term “Islamic coins” refers to coins made by Muslim governments from the time of the first caliphs to an end point in time that varies with the particular country being considered, but is generally some time from the 17th to 19th century. There is a geographic exclusion: India and points east are generally considered separately. The main reference used here is “Checklist of Islamic Coins,” by Stephen Album.