Beautiful Calligraphy

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Sulla80, May 11, 2024.

  1. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    My latest coin of is one that I probably should post in World instead of ancient. CE 1695 is well past my usual range. This Ottoman coin from Istanbul / Constantinople just pulled me in not only with it's beauty but also it's scale at 16g and 39mm! It reminded me of Seljuk coins that also have great calligraphy.

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    Share your coins with great calligraphy or coins of the Ottoman Empire or anything else that you find interesting or entertaining.
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  3. cmezner

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    Not my usual area of collecting; but I do have one Ottoman coin:
    Abdülmecid I, Ottoman Sultan from 1839 to 1861. There are two requirements for proclaiming a Sultan, khutba and money issuance in the name of the Sultan. The first thing to be done is to make a tughra in his name. Tughra can be described as a signature of the Sultan and it was made unique for each Sultan.

    Sultan Abdülmecid I, AU 50 Kurush
    Qustantiniya (Constantinople mint), 1849 – 1850; Year 12; 1255 +12 -1= 1266

    12 mm, 3.575 g
    Friedberg 19; Ölcer 31.066; Pere 879; KM 678

    Ob.: سنه Toughra, 7 stars and RY within wreath.
    ١٢ "١٢" below toughra on Obverse:(12)
    Rev.: Legend (May he be victorious) Constantinople date 1255

    عز نصره
    ضرب في
    star above; all within wreath.

  4. Sulla80

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  5. Croatian Coin Collector

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    Ottoman Gold Sultani of Suleiman I (minted in Aleppo either in 1520 or 1521):


  6. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Large silver coins were in favor in 17th-18th c. Europe. 39 mm is the size of a French Louis XIV silver écu, for example.
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