Beautiful Bronze Coin 1869 AD-1277 AH Year 10 One-Year Type Egyptian 40 Para Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz
Description: An Very fine or much better 1869 AD (1277 AH year 10 of Abdul Aziz's reign) Egyptian, while under Ottoman Rule, 40 para or a Qirsh bronze coin. This large and rather heavy coin depicts the tughra of Abdul Aziz (the Ottoman Sultan, in Turkey, at the time) on the obverse and denomination below it on the obverse. The reverse has the Legend "Duribah Fee Misr 1277" (struck in Fustat on the outskirts of modern day Cairo the capital of Egypt in 1277AH) and shows that it was struck in the 10th year of Abdul Aziz's reign, translating to 1869. The year 1277 AH ( 1861 AD) is the year when Abdul Aziz became sultan. Please carefully view scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1869 AD.
Size and Weight: This is a one year type 40 para or a Qirsh. It measures about 37 mm in diameter and weighs about 24.8 grams of bronze.
References: It is KM #248.1 Condition: I would grade this coin as being very fine or much better. It has all of its details very well preserved and has nice eye appeal. The coin has some stains which can be seen in the scan. It is much better than the scan shows. It does have minor scratches, a few minor nicks to the rim, and wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. The coin has great eye appeal. Please see photo for additional condition information.