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Maker(s):Najm al-Din Alpi ibn Ilgazi, Malik of Diyarbakir ca. 1152-1176 CE (minted under)
Culture:Near Eastern; Turkish
Title:Dirhem of Gemini
Date Made:ca. 1152-1176
Materials:Bronze (AE)
Place Made:Asia; Turkey; Diyarbakir
Measurements:32mm; 14.45g
Accession Number:  MH 2004.13.513
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Nathan Whitman
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Obverse: Two diademed male heads facing (Gemini) with legend on four sides; La ilahe illallah Muhammed resulullah. El-Mustencid billah emir'ul muminin
Reverse: Youthful female head facing (probably virgo), hair arranged in six rolls within legend; Necmeddin Alpi bin Ilgazi bin Artuk. Melik-i Diyarbekir

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