Ottoman IX century coin ID

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Makanudo, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. Makanudo

    Makanudo Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone

    I tried to identify this coin but couldnt find a match on numista site or elsewere.
    I can read the year, still...
    Help appreciated


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  3. Makanudo

    Makanudo Well-Known Member

    Iforgot to mention the size : 30mm and looks to be of
  4. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    Ottoman. Egypt/Cairo mint (مصر). 10 Para.

    Date =٤+ ١٢٧٧ + 1277 = 1280/1 Hijri or 1864 Gregorian.

    That would put it during the reign of Abdul Aziz.


    According to Numista, "٤ (mintage in 1863)" so perhaps there is a special case here with the dates? See the chart at the bottom of the page.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2020
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  5. chuckylucky5

    chuckylucky5 Active Member

    KM#241, 10 Para, Bronze, 30mm,(weight varies: 6.10-6.60 grams), AH1277/4, Egypt, Ottoman Empire (Resumed), Abdul Aziz - AH1277-AH1293/1861-1876AD.
  6. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Don't the regnal years start with year 1 rather than year 0?
    So I think you add the year number to the starting year and subtract 1.
    At least that was the only way I was able to get the numbers to work out
    when I was trying to ID a couple Ottoman coins.
  7. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    I think so, but wasn't completely sure, so that's why I put 1280/1. I think you have to subtract 1, though. So either 1280 = 1864 or 1281 = 1865. I think it's 1280 Hijri, though.
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  8. Makanudo

    Makanudo Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for your help.
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