Tunisia AH 1281 4 kharub

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

This type was struck in 1281 and 1283 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.

Recorded mintage: 12,000,000.

Specification: 15g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM 158.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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