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1481 - Mohammad II, Sultan of the Turks SOLD

This important cast bronze medal by Constanzo de Ferrara (c1450 - after 1524) commemorates the achievements of the Mohammad (Mehmed) II, Sultan of the Turks (1451 - 1481)): the medal is dated 1481. At the age of 21, Mohammed conquered Constantinople, bringing an end to the Byzantine Empire. He continued his conquest of Asia and in Europe, as far as Belgrade. Mohammed created the Ottoman state. He died probably as a result of poisoning. The medal is a very fine later cast and its diameter is 112mm. Payment by either banker's draft or Sterling, Dollar or Euro cheque only. This medal has been sold.
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