Lane-Poole, Stanley. Catalogue of Oriental Coins in the British Museum. X : 1022t(Lane-Poole has this type as AV in Lane-Poole, Stanley. Catalogue of Oriental Coins in the British Museum., but present specimen appears to be brass)
allegorical scene of four figures, one on righthas tablet inscribed 16 JULLIET, one on left holds cadceus;products and spoils of Egypt at feet. Above an inscriptionLA COLONIE EUROPEENE A S A. MOHAMED SAID VICE ROID'EGYPTE; below in smaller letters STERN-AUMOITTE. PARIS 1854.
scene with two obelisks, pyramids, sphinx and crocodile, around which is an inscription in Ottoman Turkish and a date at the bottom.
top center, bust left with FERDINAND/ DE LESSEPSscenes from bulding of the Suez Canal; in center, from left toright, a map of the canal; below, inscription in six linesLE CANAL MARITIME DE SUEZ CONSTRUIT PAR/ FERDINANDDE LESSEPS/ EST OUVERT A LA NAVIGATION UNIVERSELLELE 17 NOVEMBRE 1869/ NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR REGEANTEN FRANCE/ ABDUL-AZIS EMPEREUR REGNANT EN TURQUIE.Winged scarab at bottom and to lower left C. TROTIN
at top, in three lines ISMAIL PREMIER/ INAUGURELE 17 NOVEMBRE 1869/ LE CANAL DON’T IL PROTÉGÉ L'EXECUTION; four lines in center SA MAJESTE'/ L' IMPERATRICE DES FRANCAIS/ ASSISTE/ A CETTE SOLENNITE.; at bottom, in three lines LE 30 NOV. 1853 LE CANAL MARITIMEDE SUEZ EST CONCEDE/ PAR MOHAMMED SAID PACHA VICE-ROI D'EGYPTE A/ FERDINAND DE LESSEPS