and Abd-ul-Mejid, and the second in the reign of Mahmud only, were not included in the reform; these were debased currencies bearing a nominal value, the altilik of 6, 3 and 12 piastres, the beshlik of 5 and 22 piastres, the metallik of 1, 2 and 4 piastres; they represented the last degree of an agelong monetary depreciation, the original piastre having had a value of about 5s.
The agelong battle between good and evil is a theme explored in countless works of literature.
Once I retired, I no longer had to get up at 5:00 AM, but it's hard to break the agelong habit of rising early.
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