Author Topic: Saad Pasha Zaghlul  (Read 246 times)

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Offline Afrasi

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Saad Pasha Zaghlul
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:14:26 PM »
Saad Pasha Zaghlul was born in July 1859. Er studied 1873-1880 at al-Azhar-University and was minister for education 1907 bis 1919 and some time also minister of justice. He was the founder of the Wafd party and a great reformer.

When the British arrested him on the 8th of March 1919, the following day the first Egyptian revolution broke out. Zaghlul and three other leaders of the Wafd party were sent into exile on Malta. In the following riots about 800 Egyptians were killed. On the 7th of April the British allowed Zaghlul the return to Egypt. On this occasion the token below was made.

21.7 mm

Thanks to Andy!

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Re: Saad Pasha Zaghlul
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 11:17:24 PM »
Very interesting and educational piece, Afrasi. The workmanship looks local, but the portrait is quite recognisable and we know how difficult that is.

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