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Started by Guillaume Hermann, July 04, 2022, 10:02:25 AM

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Guillaume Hermann

Another partly identified: we believe it is a mangir from the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century. Can you confirm and tell something about the mint and the date? Thanks!
Bronze, 20 mm, 12,60 g.


That's Egyptian, I think dated AH974. I'll dig out the Krause ref when I get home.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....


Egypt mangir ND Misr al-Mahrusa
Zeno# 295597

Guillaume Hermann

Thanks a lot gentlemen!


Thank you andyg and Konstantin, for the coin ID:
Dear Guillaume, your coin details:
Ottoman, Sultan Ahmed I, AE 1 Manghir, Misr al-Mahrousa (Egypt) mint (AH 1012-1026/1603-1617 AD)
Reverse (First photo):
ضرب  , duriba (Struck)
في  , fi (in, at)
مصر  , Misr  (Egypt)
المحروسه  , al- Mahrousa (The Protected)
Obverse  (Second photo):
Infinite knot (Endless knot)
Ahmed I (احمد اول), was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1603 until his death in 1617. Ahmed's reign is noteworthy for marking the first breach in the Ottoman tradition of royal fratricide; henceforth Ottoman rulers would no longer systematically execute their brothers upon accession to the throne. He is also well known for his construction of the Blue Mosque, one of the most famous mosques in Turkey.

Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".

Guillaume Hermann

Thanks a lot Maythem!