1934, Tunisia (French Protectorate), Ahmad Pasha Bey. Silver 20 Francs Coin. VF+
Mint Place: Paris (A) References: KM-263. Denomination: 20 Francs Mint year: 1934 (AH 1353) Condition: Minor deposits, a few scrathces, otherwise VF+ State: Tunisia (as French Protectorate). Material: Silver (.680) Weight: 19.89gm Diameter: 35mm
Obverse: Value (20) flanked by arabesques. Denomination (FRANCS) below, country name (TUNISIE), flanked by privy marks above. Legend: TUNISIE / 20 / FRANCS
Reverse: Arabic inscriptions above date (AH 1353), flanked by olive and palm sprays. All within decorative border.
Ahmad II ibn Ali (13 April 1862 – 19 June 1942) was the ruler of Tunisia from 11 February 1929 until his death. He was the son of Ali Muddat ibn al-Husayn.
He was born in the Dar al-Taj Palace at La Marsa. On 14 January 1928 he became the Bey al-Mahalla (crown prince) of Tunis, and thus the lieutenant-general of the Beylical Army, and became bey upon the death of his cousin Muhammad VI al-Habib.
Ahmad died at La Marsa and was buried at the Turbat al-Bey. He was succeeded by his cousin Muhammad VII al-Munsif.
Ahmad II had ten sons and eight daughters, including Prince Muhammad al-Taib Bey (1902-1989) who was the head of the Husainid Dynasty from 1974 until 1989.