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Kingdom Of Poland Coins By Century (963 - 1586)

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 Posted 07/13/2019  08:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reviving this thread again for a new pick-up.
The coin I'll post also pertains to the thread on coins of West Prussia started by @oriole http://goccf.com/t/343460

Poland 1584 solidus/schilling, Malbork mint first year of operation.

During the reign of Stefan Batory (1576-86), two new crown mints were opened, in Olkusz (1580) and Malbork (1584). They would both operate for relatively short periods, closing in 1601. Additionally, coins were minted in Riga which for the first time bore the image of the Polish king (a few were posted upthread by @jadey).
The reverse legend reads SOLIDVS TERRARVM PRVS or "schilling of Prussia." I think this type is the last one issued in Poland that refers to Prussia as the origin or location of use of the coin.

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 Posted 07/13/2019  10:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gallienus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Tdziema
Interesting piece. I have a new 16th century groz I'll post as soon as it's photographed. I got your reply on the FUN show.

Also I'm slowly fixing my website with CSS & javascript. I'm thinking of maybe some sort of interactive display showing Poland through the ages with a changing map, mints, and coins. Any suggestions?

Also for anyone here, I'll be at the FUN Show in Orlando today. Dealers have spurned all my requests for dinner as they're tired and I'm too small of a fish for invites. However if anyone here goes to the Orlando Show, email me.
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 Posted 11/24/2019  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vstefanyuk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is mine one of the weirdest and nicest Kingdom of Poland coin:





I do not remember exact size, but it is at least 20 mm, maybe a little more. And weight is 0.23 gr. Coin is quite thin. It is really surprise how it survived.

I was able to identify this coin. It is:

http://sredniowiecze.wcn.pl/coins/143

But I didn't find any other references or similar coins besides of it.
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 Posted 11/24/2019  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Really a spectacular coin! I don't know this type, but coins from these two rulers are very difficult to find, and yours looks exceptional.
Wow!
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 Posted 02/27/2020  04:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vince1977 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have an unique polish coin from the 11th century. Which is in gumowski. And not in any other reference known? Not any german books or other books appears this coin. But I am still looking for more references. As it appears to be only in black white paper.

I am still discussing with some numismatics about this one. But as it is only be known in this book as far as I know and information Ive gotten. They have no other references to describe it 100% certain to poland. I think as the Herman I denar you see often in auction. It should be him. The portrait is more or less the same. And the style of the coin is identique.

Mine is seen as 1021 and 1022 in the references of Gumowski. 1007 till 1020 you see often in auctions. But not mine




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 Posted 02/27/2020  06:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for bumping the thread with that nice contribution.

I tried a quick search in the WCN archive and did not see an example of this coin. And the February Marciniak auction included a large collection (over 400) of unusual Polish medieval coins, and I did not see an example there either.

So I agree this must be quite an unusual coin!
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 Posted 04/02/2020  4:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bumping this thread to post a new acquisition. My photos didn't come out nearly as well as the auction house's, so I will use theirs.

Poland coins from the 13th century are devilishly hard to to get. I had a gap in my OFER collection between the reign of Mieszko III (died 1202) and Wenceslas II of Bohemia who reigned concurrently as king of Poland 1300-1305. This was an era when there was no united Kingdom of Poland, just duchies (Wielkopolsa, Masovia, Kujawia, etc), and coinage of powerful bishops.
SO, here is a denar of Iwo Odrowaz, bishop of Krakow 1218-1229. The description from various sources: Obv: Prince seated on throne facing right, holding banner SCS VENCESLAVS Rev: Bishop atop cathedral with dome and two towers SCS VENCESLAVS. Kopicki 232, Gum. 236.

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 Posted 04/05/2020  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gallienus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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here is a denar of Iwo Odrowaz, bishop of Krakow 1218-1229.

Very nice piece tdziemia. I should mention that the recent release of the ANA journal had a good article on Bractates. I don't know if this coin is one but apparantly the brachtates were often church issued coins as they had the resources or 'exemption' to strike coins when the state nor others couldn't or didn't for a variety of reasons.

On Polish references, I've tried to get a copy of Gumowski as all I have is Arthur Majeski's book. However, they're always unavailable.

Also I wanted to mention there is an article published about a recent find in Poland about a large hoard of some 1,700 or so well circulated silver Roman denarii from the 2nd century AD. The coins seem to run from Nerva (96-98 AD) to Septimus Severus 198-211 AD. After then the denarii become very debased silver.

I'll look for a link to the article if desired.
link to article:
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Looks like link is expired...

Denar. Zygmunt I Stary 1506-1548 (Monety Koronne). R3
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