Egypt AH 1223(18) 10 para

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from the Ma’adi Collection
from the Ma’adi Collection

The coin shown is a billon ten para from the reign of Sultan Mahmud II. It is a crudely hammered coin, and was struck at the Cairo Mint. The obverse bears the toughra, or signature, of the sultan. The reverse carries the ascension date and the text minted in Misr (Misr is Arabic for Egypt). The date is written as AH 1223 year 18, which translates to about 1824 AD. This was one of the last hammered coins in Egypt, as milled planchets were introduced a few years later.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specifications: billon.

Catalog reference: KM 170.2.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Valentine, W.H., Modern Copper Coins of the Muhammadan States, London: Spink and Sons, 1911.

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