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ALGERIA. Algiers. Mahmud II. (Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, 1808-1839). 1239 AR Budju. NGC MS65. Jaza'ir. Inscription above date within inner ring and ornate borders / Inscription on four lines within double ringed beaded border. KM 68. Please u

1040394 | ALGERIA. Algiers. Mahmud II. (Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, 1808-1839). 1239 AR Budju. NGC MS65. Jaza'ir. Inscription above date within inner ring and ornate borders / Inscription on four lines within double ringed beaded border. KM 68.


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Mahmud II (1785-1839) was the 30th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He was born in the Topkapı Palace, Constantinople, the posthumous son of Sultan Abdul Hamid I, to his mother, Nakşidil Valide Sultan who was according to legend, a cousin of Joséphine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.

After Greece won it's independence from the Ottoman Empire, recognized by the Treaty of Constantinople in 1832, due to the combined naval efforts of the British, French and Russian navies at the Battle of Navarino; this event, together with the occupation of the Ottoman province of Algeria by France in 1830, marked the beginning of the gradual break-up of the Ottoman Empire.
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