Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I died today

22 Nov 2019  Fri

Ahmed I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam died today on 22nd November 1617. He ruled the Empire from 1603 to 1617 AD.

Ahmed-I is best known for his construction of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) near the Hagia Sophia, one of the most famous mosques in Turkey. He introduced a new regulation for the improvement of land administration.

During the reign, he issued gold and silver coins in the denomination of Akce, Altin, Beshlik, Dirham,m, and Para. These coins were struck at various mints some of these mints are Amid, Kibris, Tukat, Sakiz, Constantinople, Edrine, Usbuk, and Trebizum.

Depicted above is silver Akce issued during his reign from Tilimsan mint. The obverse of a coin bore the legend ‘Sultan Ahmad bin Muhammad Khan’. The reverse of a coin depicts ‘Nasrah Zarb Fi Kibris’.

Image Source: Heritage Auctions

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