A silver coin of the Ottoman Empire of the value of two Pias- tres or eighty Paras. Its weight varies from 390 to 480 grains. The name is derived from iki, i.e., two.
The issues for Tunis, which appeared under Mahmud I (A. H. 1143-1168), are of billon, and valued at only two Paras. See Fonrobert, Die Jules Fonrobert'sche Sammlung uberseeischer Munzen . 1878. (5316).
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)