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Abdul Hamid I became Sultan of Ottoman Empire

21 Jan 2019  Mon

Sultan Abdul Hamid I was a 27th ruler of Ottoman Empire. He was born in Constantinople. On 21st January 1774, he became the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam by succeeding his brother Mustafa III.

Abdul Hamid issued gold and Billon coins during the reign. These coins are found in the denomination of Zeri Mahbub, Altin, Para, Zolota, and piastre.

Represent above is a Piastre issued in his reign from Constantinople mint in 1187 AH. The obverse of a coin showed the legend Flower branch added right of Toughra, 'Han Abdul Hamid bin Ahmad al-Muzaffer Da'ima'. The reverse of a coin inscribed with ‘Sultan al Barrain wa Khaqan al Bahrain; al-Sultan ibn al-Sultan’. The coin has the number 2 over the letter "Noon" in the word ibn on the reverse.

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