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Ottoman Empire 500 Kurush Gold Coin - Sultan Mehmed V Reşâd Era


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Immerse yourself in the opulence of the Ottoman Empire with this exquisite 500 Kurush gold coin, a testament to the empire’s rich history and artistic mastery. Minted during the reign of Sultan Mehmed V Reşâd (1909-1918), this coin is a remarkable piece of numismatic art that captures the essence of an era marked by cultural flourishing and imperial grandeur.

Obverse Details: The obverse features a radiant toughra, the Ottoman Sultan’s calligraphic monogram, elegantly inscribed with ‘Reshat’ beside the regnal year, all enveloped within a mesmerizing chain adorned with stars. The Arabic script gracefully displays the numeral ‘4’, symbolizing Sultan Mehmed V Reşâd’s position as the 4th sultan of his name to ascend the Ottoman throne.

Reverse Details: On the reverse, a stacked legend proudly declares the coin’s origin – ‘Struck in Constantinople’, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the year 1327 AH (Anno Hegirae), corresponding to the period of 1910-1914 AD. This narrative is encircled by the same captivating chain with stars, echoing the coin’s intricate design and symbolic depth.

Features at a Glance:

  • Issuer: Ottoman Empire
  • Sultan: Mehmed V Reşâd (1909-1918)
  • Type: Standard circulation coin, now demonetized
  • Year: 1327 AH (1910-1914 AD) based on the Islamic (Hijri) calendar
  • Value: 500 Kurush
  • Currency: Lira (1844-1923)
  • Composition: Gold (.917 purity)
  • Weight: 35.08 g
  • Shape: Round
  • Technique: Milled

This 500 Kurush coin is not just a piece of currency but a slice of history, offering a tangible connection to the past glories of the Ottoman Empire. Its gold composition, significant weight, and the masterful craftsmanship make it a coveted item for collectors and historians alike, seeking to preserve the legacy of Sultan Mehmed V Reşâd’s reign. Add this timeless treasure to your collection and own a piece of the empire’s storied past.

Note: This exquisite coin also features a pendant loop added in its history, a testament to its cherished value and the desire to preserve it as a wearable piece of history. Importantly, this modification has been expertly executed, ensuring that the coin itself remains undamaged and retains its integrity and collector’s value. This unique addition enhances the coin’s appeal, offering versatility and a personal connection to its storied past without compromising its historical authenticity.

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