Tunisia AH 1185 1/2 sultani

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Sincona sale 31, lot 32

This specimen was lot 32 in Sincona sale 31 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 160 CHF (about US$190 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "OTTOMAN TUNIS | Mustafa III (1171-1187ah/1757-1774ce) ½ sultani 1185ah (1771ce) AU R -xf (holed)." This type was struck AH 1185-1187 in the name of Mustafa III in Constantinople. It is very rare in nice condition. Nearly all the surviving Tunisian gold coins of the hammered era have been holed.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specifications: 1.15-1.3 g, gold, this specimen 1.20 g.

Catalog reference: NP 631, Fen 80, KM 58.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter and Ralph W. Miller, Tunisian Coins and Medals: The Miller Collection, Auction 31, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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