Ten Egyptian Qirsh of Sultan Mehmed V

03 Jul 2020  Fri

The Ottoman Empire in northwestern Asia Minor was founded in the 12th century. From Anatolia the Ottoman Turks spread out, conquering the Asian Near East, southeastern Europe up to the gates of Vienna, Egypt and much of North Africa.

Also known as Mehmed V Read, Sultan Mohammed V was the 35th and penultimate Ottoman Sultan. His reign began in the year 1909, but under his rule, the Ottoman Empire lost all its remaining territory in North Africa to Italy and nearly all its European territories in the Balkan war. He joined the central powers in World War I but did not live to see the end of the war.

The silver Coin milled Ten Egyptian Qirsh, issued under the Ottoman Turkish rule of Sultan Mehmed V (1909-1918). The obverse of a coin depicts flower at the right of toughra inscription, floral swags, and quivers below, seven stars above. The reverse shows floral swag, accession date below the Arabic word Misr (Egypt), Duriba fi above, three stars over.

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