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Turkish and Islamic Museum 0885.jpg

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Tugra of Sultan Osman the Third (1754-1757).

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.

I have been informed from several sides that an earlier attribution was wrong.

In addition: It is observed that great viziers, state viziers and seigniories used tuğra-like signatures (called ‘pençe’, which means ‘claw’) in official documents. ‘Pençe’ were written in Arabic letters on over-right, mid or down-side of the document depending on the importance of the subject person. They are seen at left side of the documents in Ottoman documents with western languages. As the difference, a ‘pençe’ include only one curve. Double curves could be only in tuğra.


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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"
Thanks.

Ferhat