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References: SZ - The Coinage of Medieval Austria, 1156-152, by Alfred Szego; G & B - Medieval European Conage, by Grierson and Blackburn; SAUR - Die Saurmasche Munzsammlung, by Saurma; FREY - The Dated European Coinage Prior to 1501 by Albert R. Frey

Germany, Koln Bishopric. Walram of Julich. AD 1332 to 1349. Silver tournose.
Germany, Koln Bishopric.
Walram of Julich. AD 1332 to 1349.
Silver tournose.


Denomination: Silver Tournose.
Mint
: Deutz.
Date:  not dated but struck ca. 1333 or 1334.
Size: 26.9 x 27.7 mm.  Weight: 3.76 grams.
Grade: gVF over all, but weak on the mouth.
Obverse: Bust of a Bishop, with WALRAM ARCHIEPES COLONIE around.
Reverse: Short cross with two rings of inscription.  The inner ring reads  MONETA TVYCIEN around.  The outer ring reads  XPC VICIT XPC REGNAT  XPC INPAT around (Latin abbreviations for CHRIST REIGNS, CHRIST CONQUERS, CHRIST COMMANDS).

SOLD


Order # 4576

Hungary. Bela III , AD 1172 to 1196. Bronze Follis.
Hungary. Bela III , AD 1172 to 1196.
Bronze Follis.


There is some debate over who issued these coins. Some references attribute them to Stephen IV between AD 1162 and 1163, in which case the Bela seated by sides him has to be Bela II,who died in 1141.  Other references attribute these to Bela III between AD 1172 to 1196, in which case the Stephen beside him has to be Stephen IV who died in 1162.  Huszar attributes them to Bela III, so we are using that attribution.
Denomination: Bronze Follis.
Size: 25.9 x 26.6 mm scyphate (dish like).  Weight: 2.78 grams.
Grade: VF
Reference: Huszar-72 (as Bela III).  Rethy-Probst #98-100
Obverse: Madona seated forward, hold a sword like sceptre, with SANCTA MARIA around.
Reverse: Two kings enthroned, with REX BELA REX STS around.

SOLD


Order # 4320

Spain, Castille & Leon. Fernando III, AD 1230 to 1252. Billon dinero.
Spain, Castille & Leon.
Fernando III, AD 1230 to 1252. Billon dinero.


Fernando III became King of Castille in 1217 and King of Leon in 1230. This coin was struck as King of Leon (and thus King of Castille and Leon) and so this coin was struck between AD 1230 to 1252.
Denomination: Billon dinero.
Mint: Leon.
Size: 16.9 x 17.4 mm. Weight: 0.79 grams.
Reference: AB-212.
Grade: VF, nicely toned.
Obverse: Palm tree (?)
Reverse: Short cross with fleurs in quadrants, with MONETA LEGIONIS around.


SOLD


Order # 3470

Luxembourg. Wenceslas II, AD 1383 to 1388. Silver Gros an Gene.
Luxembourg.
Wenceslas II, AD 1383 to 1388.
Silver Gros an Gene.


Denomination: Silver Gros An Gene.
Reference: Weiller 154.  Probst 184.
Size: 27.5 x 28.0 mm.  Weight: 2.75 grams.
Grade: VF but weak areas on the obverse, and a small lamination has come away on the shield below the crown.
Obverse: Eagle with wings spread, with WENCEL ROMANOR Z BOEM REX around.
Reverse: Crowned shield, with MONETA NOVA LVCEBVRGE around.

SOLD


Order # 3466

References: SZ - The Coinage of Medieval Austria, 1156-152, by Alfred Szego; G & B - Medieval European Conage, by Grierson and Blackburn; SAUR - Die Saurmasche Munzsammlung, by Saurma; FREY - The Dated European Coinage Prior to 1501 by Albert R. Frey



We have made every effort to describe each coin as clearly as possible, with inscriptions provided as we have read them from the coins. Unfortunately, the medieval letter forms, and often less-than-perfect strikes, can make the coins difficult to read and we may occasionally get a letter or two wrong. Please feel free to contact us if you notice any such mistakes.



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MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Things are always changing in the world of Medieval coin collecting. The fall of the iron curtain brought many Eastern European coins to the markets in large numbers, making some previously scarce types readily available and inexpensive, but some other issues, including many Crusader coins, are now difficult to find. It is possible to build a good representative collection of medieval coins, but it takes time and patience.

AUSTRIA

SCHWEIDNITZ in SILESIA, ca. AD 1430

BOHEMIA

WLADISLAS I., AD 1109-1125

DEMARK

SVEND ESTRIDSEN, AD 1047-1076

CHRISTIAN IV, AD 1588-1648

GERMANY

BINGEN, MAINZ ARCHBISHOPRIC, AD 1445

HALL, 14th - 15th century

LIVONIAN ORDER

REVAL, AD 1365-1390

REVAL, AD 1424-34

SERBIA

VUKASIN, AD 1366-1371

VUK BRANKOVIC, AD 1389-1397

SPANISH COLONIES AND POSSESSIONS

PHILIP III, ca. 1620-1622

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