Akçe: coin of Crimean Khanate (15th-18th centuries)

AKÇE: COIN OF CRIMEAN KHANATE

Akçe, 1481: Crimean Khanate

Akçe, 1481: Crimean Khanate

Ruler: Mengli I Giray — a khan of the Crimean Khanate (1466, 1469-1475, 1478-1515).

Date on coin: AH 886 (AH: Latin "Anno Hegirae" — "the year of the Hijra"; Islamic calendar) = 1481 (Gregorian calendar).

Coin of the Crimean Khanate under the protectorate of the Ottoman Empire (the third year after receiving the protectorate).

Tamga of the Crimean khans of the Giray dynasty (tarak-tamga; now — the coat of arms of the Crimean Tatars).

Chufut-Kale mint (at that time — Qırq Yer, 3 km from Bakhchysarai; nowadays — Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine).

  • Silver: 13 mm - 0.6 g
  • Reference price: 4$

COIN AKÇE — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. CRIMEAN KHANATE (15th-18th centuries): akçe = 1/5 beshlik
  2. OTTOMAN EMPIRE (14th-19th centuries): akçe = 1/2 medini
  3. ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE (ALEPPO EYALET, BAGHDAD EYALET, DAMASCUS EYALET, TUNIS EYALET, ANATOLIAN BEYLIKS, ARTUQIDS OF MARDIN…): akçe

The name of the coin akçe (aqche) translated from Turkish means "white, whitish" and indicates the appearance of silver coins, — their color. Gradually, in some languages (for example, Tatar) the term began to be called money in general.