He was also concerned in the reform of the currency by the withdrawal of the debased Bolivian coins.
The architecture is a peculiar and debased imitation of classic style, attributed by architects to the 2nd century A.D.
These debased currencies are usually at a premium over gold owing to the extreme scarcity of fractional coinage.
The amounts of Turkish gold, silver and debased coinage in circulation are approximately £T16,500,000, in gold, £T8,70o,000 (940,000,000 piastres at 108) in silver mejidies and fractions, and 200,000,000 piastres in beshlik and metallik.
As far as purity of diction, fine wit, crushing satire against a debased and ignorant clergy, and a general sympathy with suffering humanity are concerned, Omar certainly reminds us of the great Frenchman; but there the comparison ceases.