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Coins of Romania

Wallachia, Balkans, Mircea I cel BatrÓn (the Elder), 1386 - 1394 and 1397 - 1418

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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.
ME48542. Silver ducat, Buzdugan MBR 169 - 172, aVF, weight 0.431 g, maximum diameter 13.4 mm, die axis 45o, obverse †IW MPbYA BO, shield, four bands left, K right (possible mint mark); reverse †IW MPbYA BOEBOD, eagle standing left, head right, standing on helmet resting on shield, K in left field; SOLD


Wallachia, Balkans, Mircea I cel BatrÓn (the Elder), 1386 - 1394 and 1397 - 1418

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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.
ME53984. Silver ducat, Buzdugan MBR 169 - 172, F, weight 0.305 g, maximum diameter 13.1 mm, die axis 180o, obverse †IW MPbYA BO, shield with four bands on left half; reverse †IW MPbYA BOEBOD, eagle standing left, head right, standing on helmet resting on shield; SOLD


Moldavia, Alexandru Cel Bun, 1400 - 1432 A.D.

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Grandfather of Dracula! Alexandru cel Bun (Alexander the Good) had four legitimate wives and at least three concubines. He had twenty-four sons (including illegitimate), six of them later reigning in Moldavia, and seventeen daughters. He was father-in-law to Vlad II Dracul and grandfather to Vlad III the Impaler through his daughter, Cneajna.
ME47145. Copper half grosch, Kopicki 3709a, Buzdugan 386 (or similar), F, soft strike, weight .0842 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, die axis 180o, Suchava mint, obverse head of ox facing, five-pointed star between horns, rosette below left, crescent below right; reverse Modavian coat of arms - shield with ox head (as on obverse) above; rare; SOLD


Principality of Wallachia (Tara Romaneasca), Romania, Dan II, 1422 - 1431

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Dan II lost his throne to his rival Radu II Chelul, and regained it again - four different times! He was defeated and killed in battle by the Ottoman army.
ME47146. Billon denier, Buzdugan 230 ff. (Banat of Severin, Romania, Ban Nicholae Redwitz, 1428 - 1438 A.D.), VF, overstrike, weight 0.276 g, maximum diameter 13.9 mm, die axis 90o, obverse crowned shield ornamented with a cross fourchťe, sigla in fields; reverse half length figure standing facing, scepter in right, globus cruciger in left; scarce; SOLD


Principality of Wallachia (Tara Romaneasca), Romania, Dan II, 1422 - 1431

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Dan II lost his throne to his rival Radu II Chelul, and regained it again - four different times! He was defeated and killed in battle by the Ottoman army.
ME47144. Billon denier, Buzdugan 230 ff. (Banat of Severin, Romania, Ban Nicholae Redwitz, 1428 - 1438 A.D.), VF, overstrike, weight 0.319 g, maximum diameter 13.9 mm, die axis 0o, obverse crowned shield ornamented with a cross fourchťe, sigla in fields; reverse half length figure standing facing, scepter in right, globus cruciger in left; scarce; SOLD


Moldavia, Alexandru Cel Bun, 1400 - 1432 A.D.

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Grandfather of Dracula! Alexandru cel Bun (Alexander the Good) had four legitimate wives and at least three concubines. He had twenty-four sons (including illegitimate), six of them later reigning in Moldavia, and seventeen daughters. He was father-in-law to Vlad II Dracul and grandfather to Vlad III the Impaler through his daughter, Cneajna.
ME48729. Copper half grosch, Kopicki 3709a, Buzdugan 386 (or similar), Fair, weight 0.285 g, maximum diameter 13.1 mm, Suchava mint, obverse head of ox facing, five-pointed star between horns, rosette below left, crescent below right; reverse Modavian coat of arms - shield with ox head (as on obverse) above; rare; SOLD


Moldavia, Alexandru Cel Bun, 1400 - 1432 A.D.

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Grandfather of Dracula! Alexandru cel Bun (Alexander the Good) had four legitimate wives and at least three concubines. He had twenty-four sons (including illegitimate), six of them later reigning in Moldavia, and seventeen daughters. He was father-in-law to Vlad II Dracul and grandfather to Vlad III the Impaler through his daughter, Cneajna.
ME48731. Copper half grosch, Kopicki 3709a, Buzdugan 386 (or similar), Fair, weight 0.623 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 180o, Suchava mint, obverse head of ox facing, five-pointed star between horns, rosette below left, crescent below right; reverse Modavian coat of arms - shield with ox head (as on obverse) above; rare; SOLD


Moldavia, Alexandru Cel Bun, 1400 - 1432 A.D.

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Grandfather of Dracula! Alexandru cel Bun (Alexander the Good) had four legitimate wives and at least three concubines. He had twenty-four sons (including illegitimate), six of them later reigning in Moldavia, and seventeen daughters. He was father-in-law to Vlad II Dracul and grandfather to Vlad III the Impaler through his daughter, Cneajna.
ME48544. Copper half grosch, Kopicki 3709a, Buzdugan 386 (or similar), aF, weight 0.359 g, maximum diameter 12.8 mm, die axis 180o, Suchava mint, obverse head of ox facing, five-pointed star between horns, rosette below left, crescent below right; reverse Modavian coat of arms - shield with ox head (as on obverse) above; rare; SOLD


Moldavia, Alexandru Cel Bun, 1400 - 1432 A.D.

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Grandfather of Dracula! Alexandru cel Bun (Alexander the Good) had four legitimate wives and at least three concubines. He had twenty-four sons (including illegitimate), six of them later reigning in Moldavia, and seventeen daughters. He was father-in-law to Vlad II Dracul and grandfather to Vlad III the Impaler through his daughter, Cneajna.
ME47828. Copper half grosch, Kopicki 3709a, Buzdugan 386 (or similar), Fair, weight 0.392 g, maximum diameter 13.1 mm, Suchava mint, obverse head of ox facing, five-pointed star between horns, rosette below left, crescent below right; reverse Modavian coat of arms - shield with ox head (as on obverse) above; rare; SOLD


Romania, "Three Kings" Gold 20 Lei, 1944

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The former Romanian royal family, a branch of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty, ruled Romania until 1947, when the last king, Michael, was deposed from his throne in a Stalinist take-over and the country became a socialist republic.
SH86344. Gold 20 Lei, Krause M6, SCWC KM 20, Bruce M13, Friedberg 21, Schlumberger Gold 23, EF; edge inscription: NIHIL SINE DEO (Nothing without God), weight 6.590 g, maximum diameter 21.0 mm, die axis 0o, Bucharest mint, 1944; obverse ARDEALUL NOSTRU 1601 1918 1944, jugate busts left of (from left to right) Michael the Brave (1593-1601), Ferdinand I (1914-1927) and Michael I (1927-1930 & 1940-1947); reverse eagle head left, crowned, cross in beak, ROMANIA arcing below, around the county shields of the 11 counties lost by Romania to Hungary in 1940; SOLD




  




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Buzdugan, G., et al. Monede si Bancnote Rom‚nesti. (Bucarest, 1977).
Kopicki, E. Ilustrowany Skorowidz PieniÍdzy Polskich i z Polska Zwiazanych. (Warsaw, 1995).
Krause, C. & C. Mishler. Standard Catalog of World Coins. (Iola, WI, 2010 - ).
Rauta, A. Modern Romanian coins 1867-1966. (Salamanca, 1974).

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