Murad III, Ottoman Sultan AH 982-1003/AD 1574-1595
Pere 269; A 1332.2, Superb Extremely Fine
Halab (Aleppo) mint. Sultan Murad bin Selim 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 khaqan of the two 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. Halab, also known as Aleppo, is located in present day Syria.