Mehmed III was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire reigning from 1595 until his death in 1603. His reign saw a long and arduous conflict with Austria and serious revolts in Anatolia.
Mehmed was born at the Manisa Palace on 26th May 1566, during the reign of his great-grandfather, Suleiman the Magnificent. He was the son of Murad III and Safiye Sultan, an Albanian from the Dukagjin highlands.
The major event of his reign was the Austro-Ottoman War in Hungary (1593–1606). Ottoman defeats in the war caused Mehmed III to take personal command of the army, the first sultan to do so since Suleiman I in 1566. Accompanied by the Sultan, the Ottomans conquered Eger in 1596.
Depicted here is Gold Sultani Altin coin issued under his reign from Halab (Aleppo, Syria) mint. The obverse of a coin depicts inscription "Sultan Mehmed bin Murad Han azze nasruhu duribe fi Halab 1003". The reverse of a coin engraved "Sultan-ül-berreyni ve hakan-ul-behreyn es-Sultan bin es-Sultan".
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