Today’s Find: 1773 Turkey -Ottoman Gold 1 1/2 Altin. Sultan Abdul Hamid I in 14k Bezel

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Attractive gold coin from the Ottoman Empire from 1773.

Gold coin weighs approximately 4.2 grams.

Dated 1187 AH (1187 years after Mohammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina, 622 AD)

Abdul Hamid ruled from from 1773 – 1789.  He reformed the Empire’s military after the humiliating loss to the Russians ceding the Crimean Peninsula. Ruled over Syria, Egypt and Iraq. Despite his military losses, he was well-regarded by his people for his religious devotion and civic reforms. (wikipedia)

Abdul Hamid I had 9 wives, 11 sons, 13 daughters.

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