Battle of Mohacs

29 Aug 2019  Thu

Sulayman I - also known as Sulayman the Magnificent was the ruler of the Ottoman Empire reigning from 1520 to 1566 AD. He was the tenth and the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Under his administration, the Ottoman state ruled over at least 25 million people.

Today, on 29th August in the year 1526, the Battle of Mohacs took place between the Ottoman Empire, led by Sulayman the Magnificent and the forces of the Kingdom of Hungary, led by Louis II. It was regarded as one of the most consequential battles in Central European history. In its wake, Hungarian resistance collapsed, and the Ottoman Empire became the leading power in Central Europe.

The Ottoman victory led to the partition of Hungary for several centuries. Further, the death of Louis II as he fled the battle marked the end of the Jagiellonian dynasty in Hungary and Bohemia, whose dynastic claims passed to the House of Habsburg. The Battle of Mohacs marked the end of the Middle Ages in Hungary.

The above shown gold Sultani was issued under the reign of Sulayman from Sidraqapsi mint. It depicts the Titles of the Sultan mint formula and accession date on its obverse face "Sultan Suleyman Sah bin Sultan Selim Sah azze nasruhu duribe fi Sidraqapsiā€¯. The reverse of a coin engraved Inscriptions "Daribun nadri sahib-ul-izzi ven-nasri fil-berri vel-bahr" in four lines within the border of pellets. Decorative ornament (dots) in field.

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