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Knowledge, one coin at a time.

Saint Eligius, pray for us

Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 1913 Ottoman Empire 20 Para Passage Token

    1913 Ottoman Empire 20 Para Passage Token

    An early 20th century bridge token from a fascinating city. This is my entry for Day 15, “O” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!O = Ottoman Empire. Obverse We have covered pieces from Istanbul previously, from a Byzantine Follis issued in the sixth century (when the city was known as Constantinople) to a more modern…

  • 1960 Turkey 5 Kuruş

    1960 Turkey 5 Kuruş

    A little oak leaf Obverse Following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire after WWI, the land was split into a number of countries. The north-western part of the former empire became Turkey. The Ottoman capital Constantinople became the Turkish capital and was renamed Istanbul in 1930. I wrote a little more on the capital in…