Origin: These silver akçe date back to various sultans of the 15th century, when the Ottoman Empire was still a relatively new state. Arabic script is featured prominently on both sides of the coin, showing family names, titles, dates, and declarations of faith.
The Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299 AD near the Byzantine capital of Constantinople. It saw the height of its power in the 17th century AD, with its influence covering parts of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The empire was one of the longest lived in history—though it was founded in the Middle Ages, it endured into the 20th century and even fought in World War I.
Each of these coins has been thoroughly inspected for authenticity by an ANA Certified numismatist.
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The Battle of Chaldiran (1514) was an instrumental moment in the Ottoman conquest of the Middle East from the Persians.
Your order will include:
- One Ottoman silver akce, dated approximately 1400 - 1500 AD
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
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