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Coins of Hungary

The Kingdom of Hungary emerged in 1000 when the Principality of Hungary, founded in 896, was recognized as a Kingdom. The form of government was changed from Monarchy to Republic briefly in 1918 and again in 1946, ending the Kingdom and creating the Republic of Hungary. The Kingdom of Hungary consisted of present-day Hungary, Transylvania (in present-day Romania), Slovakia, Carpatho Ruthenia (in present-day Ukraine), Vojvodina (in present-day Serbia), Burgenland (in present-day Austria), Slavonia, Dalmatia (present day Croatia), and other smaller territories surrounding present-day Hungary's borders. Attila was regarded as an ancestral ruler of the Hungarians, however, this claim is rejected by most scholars today. The first kings of the Kingdom were from the Árpád dynasty and the first Christian King was Stephen I of Hungary who was canonized as a Catholic saint.

Hungary, Ferdinand II, 1619 - 1637

|Hungary|, |Hungary,| |Ferdinand| |II,| |1619| |-| |1637|, |denar|
Ferdinand II of the House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, and King of Hungary. An staunch catholic, he did not respect the freedom of religion granted by Rudolph II. As a result, he faced revolt in Bohemia and war with Sweden and France. He left his son an empire entangled in war and whose fortunes seemed to be fading away.
MA95532. Silver denar, Huszár 1174, aVF, uneven double strike, weight 0.326 g, maximum diameter 14.5 mm, die axis 90o, Kremnitz mint, 1633; obverse FER • II • D • G • R • I • S • A • G • H • B • R •, two-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes and patriarchal cross), K-B (privy mark) in fields; reverse PATRO • HVNGA • 1633 •, Madonna holding infant Jesus in her left arm, cross in right; $12.50 (€11.50)


Transylvania, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Empress Maria Theresa, 1740 - 1780

|Hungary|, |Transylvania,| |Austro-Hungarian| |Empire,| |Empress| |Maria| |Theresa,| |1740| |-| |1780|, |ducat|
SH53630. Gold ducat, Friedberg 543, KM 610, aEF, weight 3.465 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 0o, Karlsburg mint, 1764; obverse M • THERESIA• D : G • RO• I• GE• HU• BO• R• E•, draped bust right; reverse TRAN• CO• TV• 1764• AR• AU• DUX• BU• ME• P, crowned arms on breast of crown double-headed eagle; SOLD


Holy Roman Empire, Frederick II, 1215 - 1250

|Hungary|, |Holy| |Roman| |Empire,| |Frederick| |II,| |1215| |-| |1250|, |pfennig|
Cheb (German: Eger), is a city in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic, with about 33,000 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Ohře (also called Eger in German), at the foot of one of the spurs of the Smrčiny and near the border with Germany. Prior to 1945, which saw the expulsion of the German speaking population, the town was the center of the German-speaking region known as Egerland, and was part of the Northern Austro-Bavarian dialect area.
SH59140. Silver pfennig, Haskova 43, Buchenau 3239, Bonhoff 2034, VF, weight 0.687 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 270o, Cheb mint, obverse crowned bust facing, lis topped scepter in each hand, annulets in fields; reverse two confronted crowned lions, heads turned facing, facing eagle with open wings and head right below; ex Numismatik Lanz auction 136 (2007), lot 6; rare; SOLD







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REFERENCES|

Buchenau, H. "Die Münzen der Propstei Wildeshausen" in ZfN 15 (1887), p. 262-280.
Friedberg, A. & I. Friedberg. Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 8th ed. (Clifton, NJ, 2009).
Frynas, J. Medieval Coins of Bohemia, Hungary and Poland. (London, 2015).
Haskova, J. Chebské mince z 12. a 13. století. (Cheb, 1972).
Huszár, L. Münzcatalog Ungarn. (Munich, 1979).
Peus, B. Sammlung Dr. F. Bonhoff, auction 293, Frankfurt, 27 October 1977.
Réthy, L. Egyetemes Magyar Éremtár, I-II kötet. (Budapest, 1899-1907).
Unger, E. Magyar éremhatározó. (Budapest, 1997).

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