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Live auction - fwo_458693 - TURKEY - SULTAN ABDUL HAMID II 250 Piastres or an 31 1908 Constantinople

TURKEY - SULTAN ABDUL HAMID II 250 Piastres or an 31 1908 Constantinople AU
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Estimate : 1 100 €
Price : 650 €
Maximum bid : 760 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 18:50:04
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 250 Piastres or an 31
Date: AH 1293, an 29
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Quantity minted : 8552
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,01 g.
Edge : cannelée
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie présente de nombreux coups sur la tranche et a été légèrement nettoyée mais elle reste d’un aspect général très agréable
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock du Crédit de la bourse à Paris et de la collection du Docteur Frédéric Nordmann


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Toughra, accostée d'El Ghazi à droite au-dessus d'une couronne avec deux carquois entrecroisés.


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE ARABE.
Reverse description : dans une couronne.

Historical background


(1293 AH 1327/1876 to 1909)

Abdul Hamid II (1842-1918) is the brother Murad V (1840-1904), nephew of Abdul Aziz. He succeeded his brother has filed for mental weakness in 1876. Abdul Hamid is nicknamed "bloody". His reign began with the Russo-Turkish war and the revolt of the Balkan Christians. The treaties of San Stefano and Berlin put an end to the war and marked the emancipation of Bulgaria and Rumelia. Between 1878 and 1909, the Ottoman Empire will be gradually dismembered by Western powers who seized much of Ottoman Africa, Tunisia, Tripolitania and Egypt. Abdul Hamid is finally tabled in 1909.

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