Great Cities Collection: Istanbul (black box)

CITY-BBOX-ISTANBUL
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  • Great Cities Collection: Istanbul (black box)
  • Great Cities Collection: Istanbul (black box)
Great Cities Collection: Istanbul (black box)

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  • Order Code: CITY-BBOX-ISTANBUL
  • Weight/Dimensions: 68 g | 3.5" L x 3.5" W x 1" H
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Founded by Constantine the Great in AD 330, Constantinople was colloquially referred to by its Greek-speaking inhabitants as simply ”The City.“ Traveling eis t?n polin, or ”into The City,“ became a name for the place itself: Istinpolin. After the Turkish conquest of Constantinople in 1453, the name had evolved into its current name, Istanbul. Key architectural improvements were made in the city by the sultan Abdul-Hamid I, who reigned from 1774-89.--This is a silver para struck in the name of Abdul-Hamid I.