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The Sultanate of Egypt was the short-lived protectorate that the United Kingdom imposed over Egypt between 1914 and 1922.
From 1882-1922, Britain formally occupied Egypt and controlled its government. At first, in what was called a veiled protectorate, Britain managed the Egyptian budget, took over the training of its military, and (although it had no legal authority to do so) basically ran Egypt through a series of commissions designed to protect British investments. The veiled protectorate lasted from 1882-1914, after which Britain declared war on the Ottoman Empire and named Egypt a formal protectorate, meaning it took complete control of the nation. However, the movement of British troops out of Cairo during World War I gave revolutionaries a chance to unite and anti-British rebellions popped up. In 1922, Britain resolved the problem by declaring Egypt independent.
Sultan Hussein Kamel (1853–1917) was the Sultan of Egypt from 19 December 1914 to 9 October 1917. He was declared Sultan of Egypt on 19 December 1914, after the occupying British forces had deposed his nephew, Khedive Abbas Hilmi II, on 5 November 1914.
Depicts the tughra of Sultan Hussein Kamel above the accession date within a wreath.
السلطان حسين كامل
Value in English and Arabic in the centre within wreath, country name (Sultanate of Egypt) above, year (left in Western, right in Arabic) and mintmark below.
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