Oval black basalt medallion with relief profile portrait of Mahomet II (1430-1481) Sultan of Turkey. born at Adrianople. Suceeded his father, Murad II, in 1451 and two years later besieged and reduced Constantinople, ending the Byzantine Emprie and giving the Turks a good foothold in Europe. Although he was defeated at Belgrade, he went on to annex most of Greece and Albania.

Mahomet II


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