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dolcinus:
Hi,
anyboby can tell me about this coin?
It came from Sicily, 18 mm, and in my opinion could be a coin struck under the Arabian Domination of the South Italy.
Thank you

moh zaabi:
hi

this is ottoman coin

thanks

dolcinus:
Thank you a lot moh,
can you tel me more about it's ID, or maybe were I can start to search :D :D
Thanks

Manzikert:
Hi

You can tell the coin is Ottoman because the obverse has the tougra (effectively the signature) of the Sultan done in a standard stylised form, the 'loops' with three 'spikes' rising up.

The reverse has the formula 'struck in [mintname] year XXXX'. Your reverse is quite corroded, but I think it most probably reads 'struck at Tripoli in the year 1223' AH. This was the first year of Mahmud II 1223-1255 AH/ 1808-1839 AD, and all his copper coins from Tripoli bear this date.

The top three lines on the reverse are the 'struck in', the next two 'Tarbalus' for Tripoli, and the little squiggles at the bottom are part of the date.

Best wishes

Alan

dolcinus:
Icredible!! Manzikert you are a genius!
Thank you a lot, a lot!!


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