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one cent coin
  • Egypt
  • one cent coin, 1905
  • Where object was made: Ottoman Empire (present-day Egypt)
  • metal
  • Object Diameter: 1.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert H. Brown Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0258.20

This is a small round silver-colored coin.

On side one there is a calligraphic number "1" in the center and Arabic writing around the perimeter.

On side two there is tughra (seal or signature) formed from calligraphy in the center of the coin. Flowers and vines decorate the perimeter.