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Huszár 9; Tóth-Kiss 4.4 sigla a4b1.1/195; Unger 5; Réthy I 12-14; Frynas H.4.2; Adamovszky A15v1; Kovács p.101
Hungary. András/Andreas I (1047-1060)

AR denomination unknown (per Huszár and Adamovszky) or denar (per Tóth-Kiss, Unger, Frynas, Kovács and Gyöngyössy) (average .69 g., 15.5-18 mm.); .48 g., 14.18 mm. max. (clipped), 0°

Obv: + REX ANDREAS (with D shaped like a P), Cross with three spokes forming each arm, with a small circle in the center, all surrounded by a double border broken by four sets of three perpendicular lines.

Rev: + PANONEIA, Cross with a small circle in the center, wedges between the arms.

Struck 1050-1060 (per Gyöngyössy, whose dating has not been accepted by later catalogers and appears to be speculative) in Esztergom.

Faintich speculates that the central obverse devices on this coin represents the supernova of 1054.

Note: Due to cutting, this emission appears in three sizes; 17 mm., 14 mm. and 10 mm. (per Huszár).

Huszár rarity 8, Toth-Kiss rarity 80, Unger rarity 60, Frynas rarity N
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Tibsi  [Jul 10, 2010 at 08:07 PM]
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