Murad I of the Ottoman Empire

15 Jun 2019  Sat

Murad I was the Ottoman Sultan from 1362 to 1389 AD. He conquered Adrianople, renamed it to Edrine, and in 1363 made it the new capital of the Ottoman Sultanate. Murad’s reign witness rapid Ottoman expansion in Anatolia and the Balkans and the emergence of new forms of government and administration.

Murad I ascended the throne in succession to his father, Orhan. He divided his sultanate into the two provinces of Anatolia (Asia Minor) and Rumelia (the Balkans). It was Murad who established the former Osmanli tribe into the sultanate. He recognized the title of sultan in 1383.

The above-shown Akces belongs to his reign. The obverse of a coin depicts the Kalima ‘La Ilaha Illallahu Muhammadur Rasulullah’. On the other hand, the reverse of a coin depicts "Murad bin Orhan halledallahu mulkehu".

Image Source: Heritage Auctions

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