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Turkish and Islamic Museum 0885.jpg

Turkish and Islamic Museum 0885.jpg

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A large tuğra of Süleyman Pasha, 1756-1757.

From Enc. Britt.: (tuğra) a kind of royal cipher based on the names and titles of the reigning sultan and worked into a very intricate and beautiful design. A distinctive tuğra was created for each sultan and affixed to imperial decrees by a skilled calligrapher, the neshanı.

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Ferhat Karas 12-Mar-2009 08:51
This is the tugra of Sultan Osman the Third.
"Osman bin Mustafa Khan El-Muzaffer Daima"