Picked up this from Sincona Auction "unsold" list.

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by panzerman, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Ottoman Empire
    AV 1/2 Zeri mahbub AH1183=1770 Islambul Mint
    Sultan Mustafa III 1757-74
    Finest known example munzen-und-medaillen-des-osmanischen-5421398-XL.jpg
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  3. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    Nice coin!

    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

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  4. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    That is a real beauty, Panzerman. It reminds me of something I recently picked up on eBay - a whopping 27 grams of debased silver - 2 zolota minted in Constantinople c. 1782

    Turkey - 2 Zolota Oct 2019 (0).jpg

    Let me know if you wanna trade! :D

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  5. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Teen Collector

    I love the tughra of Ottoman coinage.
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  6. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Ottoman coinage is neat to collect. There are so many places where these coins where struck. Its really strange that under Mehmet II coins where really well made, later under Selim I/ Sulieman I the coins became crude.
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  7. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    They are interesting coins.

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  8. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Very beautiful and interesting coins.
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  9. Robidoux Pass

    Robidoux Pass Active Member

    As @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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