Selim II 1566-1574
Gold Othmanli

Selim II, (the Drunkard), the son of Suleyman the Magnificient ruled the Ottoman Empire for 8 years. This gold sultani was minted in Misr which is modern Cairo in Egypt.

Alloy Au
Type Struck
Diameter 20.0 mm
Thickness 0.9 mm
Weight Legal3.50 gms
Weight 3.24 gms
Shape Round
Edge Plain
Die Axis 180°
Mint Misr
selim_ii_Misr_au_obverse selim_ii_Misr_au_reverse
N. Pere No. 239. Album 1324
Obverse : Sultan Selim Shah bin Suleyman Khan, Azze nasruhu, dhuribe fe Misr seneh 974
Sultan Selim son of Sha Lord Suleyman, May his Victory be Glorious struck in Misr Year 974
Reverse : Dharibun-Nadri sahibbul izzi vennasri filberri velbahr
Striker of the Glittering, Master of might Victory and of Land and the Sea.

Ceylon Coins and Currency By Codrington records 5 Othmanli coins of Sellm II found in Lanka with mint distribution: Cairo .. 4; Algiers .. 1.
Sultani shown on this page is not from circulation in Lanka.
Steve Album Lists it as Common.

The Ottoman sultan Sellm II, was son and successor of Suleyman I. During his reign the Ottoman Empire was dominated by Sokolli, his grand vizier (chief executive officer). Although the Turks conquered Cyprus from Venice and recovered Tunis from Spain, the Ottoman Empire received its first severe setback by Christians during Selim's reign in the naval defeat at Lepanto in 1571. He was succeeded by his son Murad III.

Text edited from Internet and The Ever Victorious - Guide to Ottoman Empire Numismatics 1971 by Jem Sultan

The coin was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi. It was purchased from Steve Album in 2000