CRIMEAN WAR – OTTOMAN SILVER COIN of ABDUL HAMID I (BORN 1725 / REIGNED 1774 – 1789)

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CRIMEAN WAR – OTTOMAN SILVER COIN of ABDUL HAMID I ( BORN 1725 / REIGNED 1774 – 1789 ).

The Sultan signed the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca and Russia got tremendous territorial gains including the fortresses on the Azov Sea, the area between the Dnieper and Bug rivers and navigation and commercial privileges thru-out the Ottoman Empire. Russia (and Austria) also annexed Crimea, former possession of the Ottomans (allied with the Swedes and Prussia) which started the war in 1787.

Overall coins size approx 1 & 5/8ths” billon silver with a shiny appearance.