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Pictorial islamic coin. Artuqid? Ayyubid?


Hello. Please help me to identify this coin. Can't find it among Artuqid, Zangid and Ayyubid coins.
26-29 mm, 7.2 gr

Jan P:
I just put these pictures underneath to allow comparison (Read the text under the picture):
In the neighbourhood, no ;) ?

The line of Beg-Tegin (or Begtegin) was founded by a Turcoman prince named Zayn A--Din 'Ali, who entered the service of the Zangids in 539 AH/ 1144 AD. However it was only during the reign of Muzaffar Al-Din Kukburi (586-630 AH / 1190-1232 AD) , who received the apanage of Irbil from Salah al-Din (Saladin) that the family excercised any real autonomy. Kukburi bequeathed his possessions to the Abbasid caliphate and Caliphal coins are known struck at Irbil after 630 AH.

Thank you very much!


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