Ring of Sultan Suleiman's grandson with a curious inscription found in Ukraine
Researchers found the ring in the vicinity of the village of Berezan, Ochakovsky district, Mykolaiv region. The decoration is made of silver with gilding, it is engraved: "Allah, I am your servant." This is reported by RBC-Ukraine.
To understand the applied inscription, scientists turned to specialists in Istanbul. The ring, apparently, was made in the early 18th century.
"Mykolaiv region was once the territory of the Ottoman Empire, Edisan province. It is a quiet, blooming, pious place. In the 18th century, it was annexed by Russia. The ring told me that it belonged to old Selim's eldest son, Osman. Seriously wounded Osman-Efendi with a detachment under the onslaught of the Russians retreated to the sea. After praying to Allah, he kissed the ring and left it in his native lands, hoping to return without fail. Defending his homeland, he died heroically in the war with the Russians," the man wrote on the page.