Is this Turkish ? What is it ?

Started by africancoins, October 17, 2010, 11:52:17 PM

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africancoins

I got this recently.

The coat of arms seems to be Ottoman/Turkish/Egyptian but I cannot find a match for it anywhere.

The date rather seems to be (AH) 1294, the first three digits being definite.

I think it might be silver. The diameter is about 26.5mm. The edge is plain.

What can anyone tell me about it ? Has anyone seen one before ?

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

andyg

It's a medal to commemorate the Ottoman armistice with the Russians in 1877

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africancoins

Thanks. I found it was more of a match for the other 1877 medal mentioned there - the two of 1877 differing by the size and the legend on the crescent. So it seems this one is for "Plevna Campaign".

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

Figleaf

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

andyg

Quote from: africancoins on October 18, 2010, 12:21:51 AM
Thanks. I found it was more of a match for the other 1877 medal mentioned there - the two of 1877 differing by the size and the legend on the crescent. So it seems this one is for "Plevna Campaign".

yes agree - quite a nice find.
These often found worn - which makes me wonder if they did circulate, probably as a lump of silver rather than a coin.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....