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.
|N. Pere No. 239. Album 1324|
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