Discussion in 'World Coins' started by panzerman, Nov 11, 2019.
AV 1/2 Zeri mahbub AH1183=1770 Islambul Mint
Sultan Mustafa III 1757-74
Finest known example
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I learned something new about these coins from this thread; some have the Sultan's regnal year on them on the reverse lower right.
My two zeri mahbub coins were struck in Egypt and have no regnal years, apparently by design. Egypt was an Ottoman Eyalet (province) but was semi-independent under the control of Mamelukes.
Ottoman Egypt Zeri Mahbub Sultan Mahmud I AH 1143 (AD 1731)
Gold, 20mm, 2.61gm, KM-221
Ottoman Egypt Zeri Mahbub Sultan Mustafa III AH 1171 (AD 1758)
Gold, 20mm, 2.33gm, KM-334
Let me know if you wanna trade!
@panzerman points out, there are a slew of Ottoman mints. The Ottoman Empire lasted 600 years and covered a whole lot of territory at its peak, comprising Eastern Europe to Central Asia and then North Africa. That's a whole lot of modern countries to pick from.
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