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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 20, indicating that this coins face value is 20 para
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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Coin, 1328, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10389. Accessed 05/23/24.