Suleyman II, Ottoman Sultan AH 1099-1102/AD 1687-1691
Pere 463; KM 99, Very Fine
Qustantiniyah (Constantinople) mint. Sultan Sulayman bin Ibrahim 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. Ex St. James Auctions 34, 21 September 2015, lot 678, described as “”extremely rare” and “missing from the comprehensive Landon Thomas Collection sold by Künker, sale 210 in June 2012”.