Mehmet III, Ottoman Sultan AH 1003-1012/AD 1595-1603
Pere 320; KM#8; A 1340.2, Extremely Fine
Halab (Aleppo) mint. Sultan Mehmet bin Murad khan ‘azza nasruhu, mint and date below; Reverse, sultan al-birrayn wa khaqan al-bahrayn al-sultan bin al-sultan “sultan of the two lands and kjaqan of the twe seas, the sultan, son of the sultan”. The “two lands” allude to Asia and Europe, separated at Constantinople by the Bosporus. The “two seas” are the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.