The portrait of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, engraved on a medallion dating back to his time as a prince, will be auctioned by Bonhams Auction House in England with an estimated sales price of 1.5-2 million pounds.

In the statement made by Bonhams Auction House, it was stated that the coin dates back to the period of the princedom of Mehmet the Conqueror.

In the statement, it was stated that the portrait engraved on bronze is the oldest known portrait of a Muslim leader made by a Western artist, and it was stated that the estimated sales price of the coin could be between 1.5 and 2 million pounds.

Discovered in 2000 in a collection of Italian Renaissance period medallions, it was reported that the phrases "Grand Prince, Grand Emir, Sultan Mehmet Efendi" were written on the edges of the work. The statement said, "The most interesting thing is that there is no design or writing on the back of the medallion, it is portable in size and has a smooth hole on it." . "It is thought that the medallion was an extremely personal and important item of the Sultan and was worn as a talisman." It was said.

It was also noted that there was no signature or sign of the artist who made the medallion. Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art Director Oliver White, whose views were included in the statement, stated that there is no significant material evidence of Mehmet the Conqueror from the period in which the work is dated.

Emphasizing that the medallion is an important discovery in this respect, White said, “It is the only known medallion showing Mehmet II as a young man before the conquest of Istanbul. Something thought to be impossible. “The medallion is thought to have been worn by the Sultan as a personal talisman.” made his assessment.

The bronze medallion, which is estimated to date back to the princedom of Mehmet the Conqueror, will be auctioned on May 21.