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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Hungary| > ME92190
Kingdom of Hungary, Béla IV, 1235 - 1270 A.D.
The Mongols invaded Hungary and annihilated Béla's army in the Battle of Mohi on 11 April 1241. He escaped, but a Mongol detachment chased him from town to town as far as Trogir on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The Mongols devastated the country before their unexpected withdrawal in March 1242. Béla introduced radical reforms to prepare for a second Mongol invasion. He allowed the barons and bishops to erect stone fortresses and have private armed forces. He promoted the development of fortified towns. Thousands of colonists arrived from the Holy Roman Empire, Poland and other neighboring regions to settle in the depopulated lands. Béla's efforts to rebuild his devastated country won him the epithet "second founder of the state."
ME92190. Silver obulus, Huszár 307, Réthy 242, VF, toned, weight 0.218g, maximum diameter 8.8mm, die axis 0o, obverse tower with gate between two fleur-de-lis, arch below, dot border; reverse Hebrew letter chet within floral ornament, dot border; SOLD










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Buchenau, H. "Die Münzen der Propstei Wildeshausen" in ZfN 15 (1887), p. 262-280.
Friedberg, A. & I. Friedberg. Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 8th ed. (Clifton, NJ, 2009).
Frynas, J. Medieval Coins of Bohemia, Hungary and Poland. (London, 2015).
Haskova, J. Chebské mince z 12. a 13. století. (Cheb, 1972).
Huszár, L. Münzcatalog Ungarn. (Munich, 1979).
Peus, B. Sammlung Dr. F. Bonhoff, auction 293, Frankfurt, 27 October 1977.
Réthy, L. Egyetemes Magyar Éremtár, I-II kötet. (Budapest, 1899-1907).
Unger, E. Magyar éremhatározó. (Budapest, 1997).

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