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Ottoman Turk bronze coin: Obverse: a smooth background with the symbol for the Ottoman Empire in the center Reverse: a dotted line surrounds the outer portion of the coin, with a ring of Arabic writing just inside it, with the year 1255 written in Arabic at the bottom just inside of it. The center is smooth.
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, 1255, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10392. Accessed 04/18/24.