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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Romania| > SH49487
Wallachia, Balkans, Mircea I cel BatrÓn (the Elder), 1386 - 1394 and 1397 - 1418
Grandfather of Dracula! Mircea I was described as the "bravest and ablest of the Christian princes," by the historian Leunclavius. He was father to Vlad II Dracul and grandfather of Mircea II, Vlad Tepes, Vlad Calugarul and Radu the Handsome, all rulers of Wallachia. His grandson, Vlad Tepes (the Impaler), one of the most notorious leaders in history, was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
SH49487. Silver ducat, cf. Buzdugan Type IIb, 196 - 205, gVF, weight 0.471g, maximum diameter 13.9mm, die axis 270o, obverse Mircea standing facing, crowned, spear in right, globus cruciger in left; reverse eagle standing left, head right, standing on helmet resting on shield; SOLD

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