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Bulgaria, Ivan Alexander and Mikhail Asen, 1331 - 1355 A.D.
Ivan Alexander met Byzantine and Serbian threats, and led economic recovery and a cultural renaissance. But later he was overwhelmed by Ottoman and Hungarian invasions, and the Black Death. In an ill-fated effort to combat these problems, he divided the country between his two sons. Bulgaria would face the imminent Ottoman conquest weakened and divided.
ME26458. Silver grosch, Radushev-Zhekov
1.13.3 - 6, Choice
1.606g, maximum diameter
21.2mm, die axis
, 1331 - 1355 A.D.; obverse
, enthroned, facing, with both hands
raised in benediction
Ivan and Mikhail standing facing, holding standard
in center, two stars inner fields, monogram
in outer fields; very nice for the type
Catalog current as of Thursday, April 18, 2019.
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