Author Topic: Ar 6 Petal Central Design Ottoman Murad? Aleppo?  (Read 207 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline pogh poor

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 16
Ar 6 Petal Central Design Ottoman Murad? Aleppo?
« on: March 03, 2019, 04:12:44 PM »
I am trying to identify this interesting Islamic Ar.  It measures 17.42 mm and weighs 1.56 g.  It looks as if there is a 6 petal central design on one side similar to some Umayyad coins.  Any ideas?  Pogh_poor
« Last Edit: March 04, 2019, 04:31:57 PM by pogh poor »

Offline pogh poor

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 16
Re: Ar 6 Petal Central Design Ottoman Murad? Aleppo?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 04:32:56 PM »
Could it be an Akche of Murad II from the Aleppo mint?

Offline saro

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3 112
Re: Ar 6 Petal Central Design Ottoman Murad? Aleppo?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 06:01:28 PM »
"zarb Halab ضرب حلب" (Aleppo) seems clear, so that "Murad" in the loop of the tughra; but what Murad is it? is a question  ???
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)

Online Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 29 280
Re: Ar 6 Petal Central Design Ottoman Murad? Aleppo?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 11:16:19 PM »
 :applause: saro. With that information, I found a beşlik of Murad III with the same flower in circle motive here. Not fool proof evidence, but it looks like a good indication.

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

Offline saro

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3 112
Re: Ar 6 Petal Central Design Ottoman Murad? Aleppo?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 08:46:19 AM »
Well spotted Peter ! :applause: it could be a good clue
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)