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Huszár 32 var.; Toth-Kiss 11.2 var. sigla a2.1/13; Unger 33 var.; Réthy I 40 var.; Frynas H.9.10 var.; Adamovszky A48 var.; Kovács pp. 167 ff
Hungary. Kálmán/Coloman the Bookish (1095-1116)

AR denar (average .46 g., 11-12.5 mm.), .50 g., 11.70 mm. max., 90°

Obv: + CALMAN RE, King's head facing.

Rev: LADLAVS RE (decaying legend), cross without wedges.

Struck in Esztergom. Struck ca. 1105 (per Gyöngyössy, whose dating has not been accepted by later catalogers and appears to be speculative). Hóman hypothesized that the chronology of Coloman’s coinage can be determined via the progressively diminishing average weights of the emissions. By this hypothesis, this emission is ranked 5/15, and was struck toward the middle of Coloman’s reign.

Huszár rarity 10, Toth-Kiss rarity 25, Unger rarity 50, Frynas rarity N. This coin is an unrecorded "very rare" variety in which there are no wedges between the arms of the cross on the reverse, as confirmed by József Géza Kiss via personal email communication on December 14, 2018.

Ladislaus/László I (1077-1095) was canonized in 1192. His name typically appeared, albeit in an increasingly decaying form, on the reverse of 12th century emissions such as this.
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quadrans  [Apr 04, 2018 at 05:35 AM]
Sigla type: 11.2.a2.1/13,