1923, Saudi Arabia, Hejaz. Silver 20 Piastres (riyal) Coin. Vf For Sale
1923, Saudi Arabia, Hejaz. Silver 20 Piastres (Riyal) Coin. VF
Mint Place: Mecca
Mint Date: 1923 AD (AH 1334/8)
Denomination: 20 Piastres (1 Riyal)
Condition: Cleaned/Polished, otherwise a nice VF!
Material: Silver (.917)
Obverse: A central inscription inside round medallion, flanked by two smaller ones. Inscriptions around. Regnal year (8) below.Reverse: A central inscription and date (AH 1334). Inscriptions around.
For your consideration a nice 20 piastres (1 riyal) coin, struck in Mecca right before the conquest of Hejaz by Abdal Aziz bin Sa'ud.
Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed. offer with confidence!
Hussein bin Ali, GCB (1854 - 4 June 1931) was the Sharif and Emir of Mecca from 1908 until 1917, when he proclaimed himself and was internationally recognized as King of the Kingdom of Hejaz. He initiated the Arab Revolt in 1916 against the increasingly nationalistic Ottoman Empire during the course of the First World War. In 1924, when the Ottoman Caliphate was abolished, he further proclaimed himself Caliph of all Muslims. He ruled Hejaz until 1924, when, defeated by Abdul Aziz al Saud, he abdicated the kingdom and other secular titles to his eldest son Ali.
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