FRENCH Fourree Gold Ottoman Coin Napoleonic Economic War in Egypt READ NOTE Rare
This is a very interesting Fourree Gold coin. These imitations were minted by France under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte in the eve of the invasion of Egypt. They were heavily used to weaken the Ottoman Egyptian economy. This coin bears the common (then heavily circulated) date 1168 = 1754. It was the primary purpose of the Mediterranean campaign of 1798, a series of naval engagements that included the capture of Malta and the Greek island Crete, later arriving in the Port of Alexandria.
The campaign ended in defeat for Napoleon, leading to the withdrawal of French troops from the region. Obv: Tughra, mint and AH date.
Rev: Legend in four lines with initial letter. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Medieval\Islamic". The seller is "houseofcaesarscaliphsnumis" and is located in this country: CA.
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