Selim III, Ottoman Sultan AH 1203-1222/AD 1789-1804
Pere 693; KM 526, Mint State
Islambul (Constantinople) mint. Tughra within ornate border; Reverse, similar border containing mint and regnal year, accession date in border below. The weight of this coin is that of the Venetian gold ducat (sequin). The word funduq means “hazelnut”. The port of Venice was known as the source of hazelnuts in the Mediterranean.