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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Hungary| > ME38297
Hungary, Louis II (Lajos II), 1516 - 1526
In 1526 Louis II met Suleiman the Magnificent in the famous Battle of Mohács. The Turks won and during retreat the Hungarian king was drowned in a river by his heavy armor. The battle put an end to independent Hungary; what remained clear of Ottomans was ruled by the Habsburgs.
ME38297. Silver denar, Huszár 841 var. (obv. VNGA), VF, weight 0.499g, maximum diameter 15.8mm, die axis 195o, 1521; obverse LVDOVICVS * R * VNGAR * 1521 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion); reverse PATRONA * - * VNGARIE, crowned Madonna with infant Jesus in her right arm, K - A (privy mark) in fields; SOLD










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Buchenau, H. "Die Münzen der Propstei Wildeshausen" in ZfN 15 (1887), p. 262-280.
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Réthy, L. Egyetemes Magyar Éremtár, I-II kötet. (Budapest, 1899-1907).
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