Last week Anne Bentley sought assistance identifying the above Islamic coin. -Editor
Ken Spindler of San Diego writes:
I don't read Arabic, but I nevertheless venture to guess it is a Turkey zolota AH 1187 year 11 (=1782/3) KM-392; a billon coin (low silver
content). The hint was the obvious Constantinople ("Qustantiniyah" per K-M) mint city name, above the accession date (which isn't
super-well struck up).
Chip Howell writes:
OTTOMAN EMPIRE. Abdülhamid I (AH 1187-1203 / AD 1774-1789) Zolota. Constantinople. Dated AH 1187//9 (AD 1795/6).
Obv: Legend in four lines, with RY date.
Rev: Legend in five lines, with mint and AH date.
Condition: Near extremely fine.
Weight: 12.87 g.
Diameter: 36 mm.
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NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: JUNE 24, 2018 : Islamic Coin/Token identification Sougnt
Wayne Homren, Editor
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