Coins and coin type of ancient Greece
The stamp imprint on the coins is the seal of the country or city that issued it. The drawings and inscriptions on the coins represent the most important concept of…

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Cleaning of old coins
The purpose of this message is to acquaint interested readers with the most simple and safe methods of cleaning coins, which the author can recommend based on his many years…

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Possessions of the Habsburgs - Austria (XII-XX centuries)
In 1273, King Rudolph I became the first representative of the Habsburg clan who ascended to the Roman-German throne. It began the reign of the Habsburg dynasty, which lasted until…

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Oriental coins (VII-XXI century)
The conquerors of the territories that previously belonged to Byzantium were not familiar with the coinage before the reign of Muhammad, and therefore the history of the Arab coinage begins…

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Medieval coins (ca. 500-1500)

Medieval coins (ca. 500-1500)The Middle Ages spanned 1,000 years of European history, starting with the earliest chased coins of the German successor states of the Roman Empire during the Great Migration and ending with the coins of Emperor Maximilian I (1486-1519), the “last knight”.
The Middle Ages opens up great opportunities for the collector. This area of ​​collecting includes interesting types of coins of the era, which laid the foundations of modern European monetary and monetary affairs. In addition, for many periods of medieval history, coins are often the only sources of records and images that convey to us, so to speak, first-hand information about the change of rulers, wars and weddings.
Around 800, Charlemagne (768-814) introduced monetary reform, as a result of which, in the era of the Great Migration of Nations, the monetary system of the Franks was organized in a new way. In its basic features, it has not changed for the next 500 years. The monetary system created by Karl provided for a single nominal value – a silver denarius; From one pound of silver (400 g) 240 coins of this denomination were to be minted. This coin was minted in a variety of different designs throughout Europe (pfennig in Germany, pennies in England, denier in France, denaro in Italy). At the time of the Hohenstaufen (XII-XIII century), denarius was minted in central Germany in the form of large concave pfennig with one-sided minting (bracteate). Sometimes extremely expressive images on the coin were made at a high artistic level. Since the rulers of the Middle Ages gave the right to coinage spiritual (episcopal and monasteries) and secular (duchy and county) institutions, this led to the fact that a large number of mints (in some periods their number was more than 400). Due to this fact, the collector of medieval coins can collect coins on a variety of thematic principles.
In the 13th century, gold was again used in minting coins. In the Italian trade republics of Florence, Genoa, and Venice, as a result of the need for larger monetary units, coins with denominations of florin, genovino and ducat (originally called tsechin) appeared. Together with larger types of silver coins, such as a penny (fr. Gros tournois, a tour penny), the coins of these denominations reached the North of Europe during the Middle Ages, where in subsequent decades they minted their imitation. So over time, differentiated monetary systems have emerged, including a wide variety of currencies, monetary types, and coins.
Exploring the various monetary images of the Middle Ages, immerse yourself in the days of Charlemagne (768-814), the Spanish reconquest (711-1492), Friedrich Barbarossa (1152-1190) and the centenary war between England and France (1337-1453). )!
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Coin Albums
Many numismatists with a sense of satisfaction recall the old days, when doing coin collecting, they could buy coin albums in almost any store in the country, which over time…

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Grodno found an unusual coin and counts on tips coin collectors
Near the fenced construction site in the very center of Grodno Grodno resident Anatoly Pozharov found a coin, the history of which probably sends us a few centuries ago. On…

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