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Offline ZYV

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An ottoman token?
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:37:47 PM »
1.49 g, 21.6 mm.

What is known about the token?
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Re: An ottoman token?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 02:11:41 PM »
no one seems to have an idea...
The tughra is (I think) the one of Sultan 'Abdul Aziz ; could be a love token of Turkish or Egyptian origin ?
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Re: An ottoman token?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 06:33:20 PM »
One side is heavily inspired by the Turkish kurus 1223, regnal year 21 and 22 (KM 584). The other side looks Western. I read the monogram as IS or SI.

[speculation] The "I" might stand for Izmir (or Istanbul if t wasn't still known as Kustantinya)? The combination of Turkish and Western sides indicate something international. At this time, that could be tobacco.[/speculation]

Peter
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Re: An ottoman token?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 11:12:37 PM »
Well spotted Peter ! there is a family look with this Mahmud II coin.
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Re: An ottoman token?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 01:26:27 PM »
Thank you for the answers!
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