Gold coin called a tanka, of the Ottoman Emperor Mustafa III ibn Ahmad III (r. 1757-74 AD). Struck at Istanbul (Islambul), Turkey, dated 1171 AH/1757-58 AD. This coin was struck between two dies with a diameter of 2.10 cm.


  • Title: Gold Coin
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1150 AH
  • Inscription: Obverse: Sultan al-barrayn/wa khaqan al-bahrayn/ al-Sultan ibn 80 al-Sultan. Reverse: tughra / ‘Azza nasrahu duriba fi Islambul 1171
  • Decoration: Inscribed with epigraphy and decorated with dots/circlets
  • Type: Stamped
  • Rights: al Sabah Collection
  • Medium: Gold

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