Tunisia AH 1275 8 kharub

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

The coin shown is a copper eight kharub (or 1/2 riyal) from the reign of Sultan Abdul Mejid, minted in Tunis. It is a one year only issue. After AH 1272, all coins mentioned the local ruler (or Bey) of Tunis, along with the Ottoman sultan. Tunisia was under the control of the Ottomans for centuries until lack of financial resources forced it into dependence on France, which made it a protectorate in 1881.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specifications: 30g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM 159.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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