Entire Jewish communities relocated into the Ottoman Empire after the Iberic EXODUS, and continued to write in the same manner for following centuries, in some of the regions of the Empire e. G around Saloniki , in North Africa and more.In parallel new styles of writing evolved and such type of writing became very rare to find. 3 12/16= 9.5 CM IN DIAMETER and APPROX. THE GENERAL CONDITION IS FINE ESPECIALLY FOR ITS AGE, THE BEAUTIFUL METALWORK-CALLIGRAPHY AND IMAGES are STILL VIBRANT , THERE IS SOME AGE RELATED SUPERFICIAL WEARING AND TIME PATINA VISIBLE. PLEASE REVUE THE ATTACHED PICTURES OF MOST ANGLES THEY ARE ALSO PART OF THE. The item "ANTIQUE ASTROLABE OTTOMAN ISLAMIC &JEWISH JUDAICA WRITING BRASS" is in sale since Thursday, May 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "hermwt" and is located in Holy Land. This item can be shipped worldwide.