Star and crescent - Wikipedia

The star and crescent is an iconographic symbol used in various historical contexts, but is best known as a symbol of the Ottoman Empire.It is often considered as a symbol of Islam by extension. It developed in the iconography of the Hellenistic period (4th–1st centuries BCE) in the Kingdom of Pontus, the Bosporan Kingdom and notably the city of Byzantium by the 2nd century BCE.…