Bayazid's name and titles in arabic / date and mint. Dated to the frozen accession date 886 AH (1481 AD). 12mm, 0.75 grams. Novar (Novo Brdo in Kosovo) mint. cf. Zeno 266999. SKU x119-49241
Bayezid II was the eldest son and successor of Mehmed II, ruling as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1481 to 1512. During his reign, Bayezid II consolidated the Ottoman Empire and thwarted a Safavid rebellion soon before abdicating his throne to his son, Selim I. He evacuated Sephardi Jews from Spain after the proclamation of the Alhambra Decree, and resettled them throughout Ottoman lands, especially in Salonica.