Object ID
2014.1.82
Object Name
Coin
Date Created
1328
Material
Silver
Object Description
Ottoman Turk silver coin: Obverse: three words written in Arabic separated by stars across the top, a branch of leaves and a branch of wheat tied together on the bottom. In the center is the symbol for the Ottoman Empire Reverse: same three words written in Arabic separated by stars at the top with the same branches at the bottom. In the center of this is the Arabic symbol for the number 10, indicating that this coins face value is 10 para
Origin
The Ottoman Empire sometimes referred to as the Turkish Empire or simply Turkey, was a contiguous transcontinental empire founded by Oghuz Turks under Osman Bey in north-western Anatolia in 1299. With the conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed II in 1453 the Ottoman state was transformed into an empire. By the early 1900, it emcompased much of what we now know as the middle east, including lands in Egypt, the Jordan River Valley and down into Greece.
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Citation
Coin, 1328, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10385. Accessed 03/02/21.