Mahmud II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1785-1839, ruled 1808-1839). Signed document (Berat) in Ottoman Turkish.

Constantinople, [August 1818 CE =] first days of Shawwal 1233 H.

80 x 27 cm. Ink and gold dust on paper. With large Tughra.


Concerns an order of horses. The document was given to a British sailor whose family preserved it until recently.