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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Poland| > ME59117
Poland, Sigismund I the Old, 1506 - 1548
Sigismund I, of the Jagiellon dynasty, was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1506 - 1544. He died at 81 years old. Sigismund was interested in Renaissance humanism and the revival of classical antiquity. He and his third consort, Bona Sforza, daughter of Gian Galeazzo Sforza of Milan, were patrons of Renaissance culture, which under them began to flourish in Poland and Lithuania.
ME59117. Silver half groschen, Gumowski 480, VF, toned, Krakow mint, weight 0.965g, maximum diameter 18.3mm, die axis 270o, 1507; obverse REGIS POLONIE 1507, crown; reverse MONETA SIGISMVNDI, crowned eagle facing, wings spread; SOLD










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