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An illuminated berat bearing the tughra of Sultan Abdulhamid I (r.1774-89), Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1192 AH/1778 AD
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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An illuminated berat bearing the tughra of Sultan Abdulhamid I (r.1774-89), Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1192 AH/1778 AD
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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An illuminated berat bearing the tughra of Sultan Abdulhamid I (r.1774-89), Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1192 AH/1778 AD
Ottoman Turkish manuscript on paper, 25 lines to the page written in diwani script in black and red ink sprinkled in gold, surmounted by a large gold and polychrome tughra, within a large cartouche filled with gold scrolls and  polychrome cartouches, with an interlacing flower border and later comments, the paper watermarked with three stacked crescent moons
139.8 by 47.6cm.
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Catalogue Note

This berat, dated 4 Dhu’l-Hijjah 1192 AH/24 December 1778 AD (during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid I), awards lands in the sancak of Bozok (Yozgat) to a certain Muhammad as a tax-farm (malikane).

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