Also called Lira, or Yslik. A gold coin of Turkey divided into one hundred Piastres, and of a weight of 111.37 grains. In Egypt a gold standard was introduced since 1885, and the Pound Egyptian is divided simi- larly to the Turkish, but weighs 131.175 grains, and is of the same fineness.
See Also: Pound Turkish
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)