Hephthalites. King of Kabul (~510-560)
BI Drachm, 3,59 g, 26 mm
Vs: Male bust (Napki-Type) to right, head of bull (head of buffalo) above.
Rs: Fire altar between two guard figures standing face to face with swords, wheels above it.
Hephthalites, "White Huns" (~5.-6th century)
AE/BI Drachm, 3,15 g, 30 mm
Av: Male bust to r. "NAPKI MALKA" Type
Rv: fire altar between guardian figures with swords.
very fine, attractive bust!
Ref.: Mitchiner 1492.
Artuqiden of Mardin, Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II, AH 572-580 / AD 1176-1184
AE Dirham, 15.60 g, 33 mm
Obv: Two busts in byzantine style frontal
Rv: Name and title in kufic legend
Ref: Spengler & Sayles 32.2.
Artuqids of Mardin, Qutb al-Din Il-Ghazi II, AH 572-580 / AD 1176-1184
AE Dirham, 11,24 g, 29 mm
Av: Crowned Centaur archer walking to right, arrow aimed at the wide-open jaws of a dragon emerging from the centaur's tail
Rv: Multi-line legend, names and title
Artuqids, Quth al-Din, Sukman II, ( AH 584 = AD 1188-1189)
AE Dirham, 10,57 g, 29 mm
Mint: Uncertain mint
Av: Two diademed Roman style male busts in profile, back to back
Rv: Four-lined legend citing the Ayyubid overlord Saladin.
good fine, Rare!
Ref: S/S 13; Album 1822.2; ICV 1185.
Sri Lanka, Ceylon Parakrama Bahu II. (1236-1271)
Dutch East India Company.
AE Massa, 4,34 g, 19 mm
Av: King reclining to right, (or "stylized dancing figure"), holding aloft a sankh (conch); legend in Nagari characters to right
Rv: King enthroned facing, head right, holding aloft a solar symbol; altar, flame, 5 pellets and lotus in fields.
good very fine, nice green patina!
Ref: Mitchiner NIS 845 - 846.