This coin is 26 mm. in diameter. The obverse appears to have a facing bust. One possible explanation for the surviving diagonal line running from lower left to upper right (much more obvious on the coin than in the scan) is that it is the remnant of a scepter, as seen in some copper dirhams of Kutb al-Din Sukman II (581-597 AH/1185-1200 AD). It looks as though there is a date on the obverse at left. The reverse has four (or five?)lines of Kufic script, as well as something that looks like more script running from approximately 8 to 11 o'clock just inside the double rim. I am struck by the resemblance to another of our coins, a sixth-century Byzantine coin, which is pictured below. If the coin pictured here is an Artuqid based on a coin of Justinian I, then a similar Artuqid resembling that of a slightly later Byzantine emperor doesn't seem all that unlikely. Update: It's now been suggested to me that by rotating the image 45 degrees clockwise, one can get an image that resembles the sitting or kneeling caliphs pictured on some Ayyubid and Artuqid coins.
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