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Huszár 25; Tóth-Kiss 10.5 sigla b1.5/6; Unger 20; Réthy I 31; Frynas H.8.6; Adamovszky A36; Kovács pp. 146-14735 viewsHungary. László/Ladislaus I (1077-1095; canonized 1192)

AR denar (average .62 g, 18-21 mm.); .53 g. 19.52 mm. max.

Obv: + LAD-ISL-AVS-REX (retrograde letters S), Long cross with small cross at each end, small cross in each angle.

Rev: [+ LADISCLAVS RE, cross with wedges in each angle], but obliterated by mirror image from obverse due to thin flan.

Struck 1083-1089 (per Gyöngyössy, whose dating has not been accepted by later catalogers and appears to be speculative) in Esztergom/Gram

Huszár rarity 8, Toth-Kiss rarity 120, Unger 35, Frynas rarity N.

Explanation of minting process resulting in reverse mirror image courtesy of József Géza Kiss (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=114019.msg697671#msg697671 2/26/18 messages)
2 commentsStkp02/26/18 at 11:09quadrans: Nice coin, congratulation
The sigla type: 10.5.b1...
HUN_Laszlo_I_Huszar_25.jpg
Huszár 25; Tóth-Kiss 10.5 sigla b1.5/6; Unger 20; Réthy I 31; Frynas H.8.6; Adamovszky A36; Kovács pp. 146-14735 viewsHungary. László/Ladislaus I (1077-1095; canonized 1192)

AR denar (average .62 g, 18-21 mm.); .53 g. 19.52 mm. max.

Obv: + LAD-ISL-AVS-REX (retrograde letters S), Long cross with small cross at each end, small cross in each angle.

Rev: [+ LADISCLAVS RE, cross with wedges in each angle], but obliterated by mirror image from obverse due to thin flan.

Struck 1083-1089 (per Gyöngyössy, whose dating has not been accepted by later catalogers and appears to be speculative) in Esztergom/Gram

Huszár rarity 8, Toth-Kiss rarity 120, Unger 35, Frynas rarity N.

Explanation of minting process resulting in reverse mirror image courtesy of József Géza Kiss (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=114019.msg697671#msg697671 2/26/18 messages)
2 commentsStkp02/26/18 at 02:59peterpil19: very interesting!
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Huszár 22; Tóth-Kiss 10.2 sigla d1.1/14; Unger 16; Réthy I 26; Frynas H.8.2; Adamovszky A33; Kovács pp. 141-14228 viewsHungary. László/Ladislaus I (1077-1095; canonized 1192)

AR denomination unknown (per Huszár and Adamovszky) or denar (per Tóth-Kiss, Unger, Frynas, Kovács and Gyöngyössy) (average .72 g., 18-20 mm.); .53 g. 16.14 mm. max. (clipped), 180°.

Obv: + LADISCLAVS RE (retrograde s's), cross with wedge in each angle.

Rev:[ + LA]DISCLA[VS RE] (decaying legend), cross with wedges in each angle.

Struck ca. 1079 (per Gyöngyössy, whose dating has not been accepted by later catalogers and appears to be speculative) in Esztergom/Gram

Huszár rarity 9, Toth-Kiss rarity 150, Unger rarity 45, Frynas rarity N.
1 commentsStkp01/10/16 at 08:23quadrans: Nice piece..
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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.10190 viewsHungary. 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
1 commentsStkp07/10/10 at 20:07Tibsi: Great coin!
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Huszár 1; Tóth-Kiss 1.3 legend variation 1; Unger 1; Réthy I 1; Frynas H.1.2; Adamovszky A2; Csákvári p. 30; Kovács pp. 33-35195 viewsHungary. István/Stephen I (Grand Prince 997-1000; King 1000-1038; canonized in 1083)

AR denomination unknown (per Huszár and Adamovszky) or denar (per Tóth-Kiss, Unger, Frynas, Kovács, Csákvári and Gyöngyössy) (average .76 g, 15-19 mm.); .84 g., 18.04 mm. max., 0°

Obv: + STEPHANVS REX, cross within pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.

Rev: + REGIA CIVITAS, cross within pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.

Struck at Esztergom, and issued continuously, probably for decades (per Tóth-Kiss), beginning ca. 1020 (per Gyöngyössy), or 1018-1038 (per Jonsson). According to Jonsson, this type was struck according to two weight standards; a "heavy denar" (average weight 1.24 g.) and "light denar" (average weight .80 g.), with different issuance dates. However, no catalog differentiates the type by weight. It would appear that Jonsson's "light denar" corresponds to this type (which has an average weight of .78 g.) and that his "heavy denar" corresponds to the similar Huszár 4; Tóth-Kiss 1.7, Réthy I 7 (which has an average weight of 1.24 g).

Faintich speculates that the wedges on this coin are cometary symbols that may represent the comet of 975 (the year of Stephen's birth).

Huszár rarity 9, Toth-Kiss rarity 200, Unger rarity 65, Frynas rarity N.

Note: “[T]he half denars or obols of the Bavarian princes, coined at Regensburg, have been identified as the direct models for the first Hungarian coins. . . Yet the design of the Hungarian coin refrained from a servile imitation of the Bavarian model, partly by omitting to copy the representation of the Carlovingian [sic] church from the reverse of the Bavarian obols, partly by showing independent taste in shaping the cross, and applying the linear Greek cross. Finally the capital letter types of the legend on Bavarian coins completely differ from the peculiar characters to be seen on the first Hungarian coins, which are engraved with unusual forms actually reminiscent of runic marks” (Huszár 1963, 6-7).
1 commentsStkp03/20/10 at 13:14Mark Fox: A person sure doesn't see these types every da...
     
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