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« on: July 14, 2007, 03:18:31 pm »

This coin has been described to me as:

copper piece with St. George
copper foller, minted in city of Kaffa (modern Crimea Peninsula, Kerch
city). Have pic of St. George )arms of the Genoan merchants) along with
inscription in Latin on the other side coat of arms of the Golden Horde Khan
KHAJI-GIRAY. MINTED CIRCA 1453 AFTER Crimea went over to the rule fo the St.
George Bank of Genoa. RETOVSKY CATALOG#263

Is this correct? The images on the coin do not really seem to match the description to me? I'm told that the coin is quite rare and highly desirable?


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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2007, 04:34:01 pm »

take a look at Zeno.ru
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007, 05:55:48 pm »

Thanks, I was able to locate two examples of the coin at the site and basically confirm the Identification and rarity as correct, just the description needed a little refinement.

From what I can gather it should be:

Genoese Colonies, Caffa c.1265-1475
copper follaro
Obverse: St. George on horse back ( One description says spearing a dragon one does not but the coins pictured are the same?) .
Reverse: Jujid tamgha in the center, seven stars around.
Retowski #263.
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