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Offline Afrasi

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Libya - two older Ottoman coins
« on: October 26, 2013, 10:31:47 PM »
Got two new coins for my Libyan collection.  :D

Muhammad IV
Para
Tarablus Gharb
AH (1)078
KM #8

Murad III
Manghir
Tarablus Gharb
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Re: Libya - two older Ottoman coins
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 08:36:24 AM »
Those modest coppers are likely to be the most used and appreciated by the contemporary locals. The excellent state of the Muhammad IV coin is therefore all the more surprising. Rather than distracting, its ex-centricity reminds me of the economic reality in Libya. Just wondering if Libya had been invented yet, though. Shouldn't this be called a Tripolitania coin, or even an Ottoman coin minted in Tripoli?

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Libya - two older Ottoman coins
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013, 11:13:01 AM »
Shouldn't this be called a Tripolitania coin, or even an Ottoman coin minted in Tripoli?

I sort all my coins in order of the actual country's name, as I like to learn about history punctually, in
vertical lines - that's my spleen ... :-[

"Tripolitania coin" could be misleading, since there are two mints named Tripolis in the Ottoman Empire. So the Libyan mint often has added Gharb (=West).