Mangir: coin of Ottoman Empire (15th-18th centuries)


Mangir, 1688: Ottoman Empire

Mangir, 1688: Ottoman Empire

Ruler: Suleiman II (Ottoman Turkish "سليمان ثانى") — 20th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1687-1691).

Date on coin: AH 1099 (AH: Latin "Anno Hegirae" — "the year of the Hijra"; Islamic calendar) = 1688 (Gregorian calendar).

١٠٩٩: 1099.

ضرب في قسطنطينية: struck in Constantinople.

Two dots left of date.

Tughra (calligraphic monogram of a sultan that was affixed to all official documents and correspondence and was often indicated on the coins of the ruler) of the Suleiman II.

Constantinople Mint (Constantinople was the capital of the Ottoman Empire).

  • Copper: 19 mm - 1.38 g
  • Reference price: 2.5$

COIN MANGIR — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. OTTOMAN EMPIRE (15th-18th centuries): mangir = 10 para = 1/4 kuruş (the ratio was not stable — it changed periodically)
  2. EYALETS of the OTTOMAN EMPIRE (17th-18th centuries) — Algeria, Iraq, Libya, Syria: mangir
  3. ANATOLIAN BEYLIKS (14th-15th centuries) — Aydin, Eretna, Isfendiyar, Menteshe, Saruhan: mangir

About the name of the coin mangir: there is unconvincing evidence that the name of the coin mangir comes from an Arabic term "manḳūr" that translates as "engrave, carve" also "copper coin". Some sources also mention a connection with the name of the Mongolian coin möngö.