Mehmet IV, Ottoman Sultan AH 1058-1099/AD 1648-1687

Pere 449; A 1383N, Very Fine

Tarablus Gharb (Tripoli, Libya) mint. Sultan Mehmet bin Ibrahim khan ‘azza nasruhu, date and mint below; Reverse, darib al-nadr wa sahib al-‘izz al-nasr fi’l birr wa’l-bahr “the striker of precious metal, and master of glory, the victorious on land and sea”. Tarablus Gharb (“Tripoli West”) is an ancient city and the modern capital of Libya in North Africa. The appellation “Gharb” served to distinguish Tripoli “West” from Tripoli in Lebanon, which had been an Ottoman mint in the 16th century.

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