History of Ottoman Coins, Vol. 2, by Damali, A, Dr.
History of Ottoman Coins, Vol. 2 by Damali, A, Dr.
Hardback with dust-jacket, 326 pages, black cloth with title and decoration stamped in gold gilt on front board and on spine. Black ribbon sewn into spine, large quarto, richly illustrated in colour throughout.
The basic difference between the first and second volumes is that the former reflects the economical life of the first 150 establishment years of the Ottoman Empire, while the latter reflects the economical life of later years; that is, after the State turns into an Empire. The variations in the monetary units, which had initiated with Sultan Selim the Grim but was not properly settled due to the Sultan's short reign, was satisfactorily applied during the reign of Sultan Suleyman. The 2nd Volume of the book is solely dedicated to the coins of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, and explains all about the changes and innovations in the monetary system of his reign. This 2nd Volume of the book, completed in 9 Volumes, provides detailed information on Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent's Chronological history Historical milestones and Coins of his 46-years reign. The Volume comprises photos related to the 700 golden and silver coins struck during Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent's reign, provides regional historical background of the 63 cities the coins were issued, and examines in detail the features of the coins minted in those cities.