Murad V of the Ottoman Empire

30 May 2019  Thu

Murad V was the 33rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He reigned as the emperor for a short period of 93 days from 30 May to 31 August 1876.

He was born on 21st September 1840 in Istanbul. As the son of Sultan Abdul mejid, he was placed in power after his uncle Sultan Abdul Aziz was deposed. He was highly influenced by the French culture.

During the reign, he issued gold and silver coins in the denomination of Kurush. These coins depicted the Persian inscription in Tughra calligraphy on its obverse face. On the other hand, the reverse of a coin shows value, mint name, and date.

The above shown 5 Kurush has belonged to his reign. This coin was issued in 1293 AH from Constantinople mint. The obverse of a coin depicted the legend in Toughra within a circle of stars and crescent border. The reverse of a coin depicted the legend ‘Az Nasrah Zarb Fi Qustuntunia 1293’.

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