Tunisia AH 1267 5 piastres

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

The coin shown is a silver five piastres from the reign of Sultan Abdul Mejid, minted in Tunis. 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: 16.0 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.463 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 108.

Sources:

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

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