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Turkish Akce

Started by natko, June 29, 2015, 12:20:23 PM

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Here's a Tukish Akce that weighs 0.89g.

I fail to properly identify it, I first saw the year as 886, which would make sense for Bayezid II, but it can also be 869, both make sense for the weight, of course.

I can't find anything similar, now when osmanliparalari website is down (for a few years already) I have problem identifying pre-AH1099 coins.


I go for 886, but not based on expert knowledge. Have you been able to read the mint?

I am not aware of any good site on Ottoman coins, but I do think there are some good books...

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


Mint is the problem. I don't know Arabic to recognize easily mint names on these older coins, where mint was written shortened, disfigured, clumsy...

As of books, none is systematic, as far as I know. The website mentioned was. But presumably outdated, so they removed it completely ::) They printed a book for AH 1099-1255 which is good, but I guess earlier period is so complicated we will wait for long until some good book emerges. There are some websites with varieties but I don't have any clue as of this coin.


No specialist on these. But the lower picture i think has to be turned 90 degrees clockwise to make sense ?

For attribution : Mehmet II, constantinople mint, similar to this one.



Ottoman Mehmed II, 2nd reign AH855-886/1451-1481AD, aqche, Konya
the second image should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise
the date at the bottom of the second image is not included in the circle coin


Thank you! Now I see it.  :)