#Constantinople was the capitol city of the #Byzantine #Empire. It was founded at AD 330.
Ottoman zirah (mail shirt), shown with a kalkan (shield), quiver, saddle, sword and standard. Trophys captured after the Battle of Vienna in 1683.
[Ottoman Empire] Helmeted Warrior (Osmanlı Miğferli Savaşçı)
Sultan Mehmed Vahideddin VI; the 36th and last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, also the 115th Caliph of Islam.
Sultan Mahmood ll - Ottoman Empire
Sipahis of Ottoman Empire
[Ottoman Empire] Last Caliph Abdulmejid Effendi (R:1922-1924) (Son Halife Abdülmecit Efendi)
Late-Ottoman Order of Charity (Nişan-ı Şefkat). Instituted in 1878 by "Sultan Abdulhamid II" in three classes, this order was reserved for women. – First Class Star (diamonds, rubies, gold, enamels, 75mm).