Tunisia AH 1281 1/2 kharub
This type was struck one year only in the name of the Ottoman sultan Abdul Aziz and Muhammad al-Sadiq Bey. 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 AH 1298 / 1881 AD. Up to this time, both the name of the Ottoman sultan and the local ruler (Bey) appear on the coins.
The example shown is a copper half khurub. It is dated AH 1281 on the reverse (1866 AD).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.80 g, copper.
Catalog reference: KM 154.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.