Zeri Mahbub

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Inscription: Sultanül berreyni [...]/ Tuğra, azze nasrühü düribe fi İslâmbol 1115 Diameter: 18 mm, weight: 2.60 g


Gold coin of the Ottoman Empire. The Inscription reads “Duribe fi İslâmbol 1115” i.e. minted in Islambol (the alternative name for Constantinople) in the year 1115 H (i.e. of Hegira, the Islamic calendar, that is 1703 AD, which indicates not neccessarily the year of the actual production of the coin but the year of accession of Sultan Ahmed III; all of the coins minted during his reign bear the same date). “Tugra” means the imperial seal of the sultan.

See Money (Ottoman Empire).

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