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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-86, Unger 451j or νν, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.8
Hungary. Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

AR parvus; .22 g., 9.55 mm. max,, 0°

Obv: Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and eagle), S—V—R above and flanking.

Rev: Cross with four crowns, monogram between the upper arms.

The type was struck in 1387-1427 (Huszár, Pohl, Unger, Frynas and Gyöngyössy, although the terminated in 1410 per Engel), this privy mark was struck by Ulrich Kamerer (per Pohl).

The parvus (also called the “small denar” fillér or pankart) was struck with an average nominal fineness of 0.353 silver. Because of many worn out and counterfeit coins it was pulled from circulation after 1427 (per Huszár). Although not specifically discussed in this context in Engel, the parvus must have experienced the same rampant debasement as the denar did.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Frynas rarity C.
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quadrans  [Jul 23, 2018 at 06:58 AM]
Nice