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Offline Zantetsuken

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Lithuania~Grand Duchy
« on: January 22, 2010, 05:16:37 AM »
This is a silver Denar from the GRAND DUCHY OF LITHUANIA dating from 1392-1430 AD. This was issued under the reign of Grand Duke: Vytautas Didysis.



LITHUANIA (GRAND DUCHY)~AR Denar 1392-1430 AD
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Re: Lithuania~Grand Duchy
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 08:07:29 PM »
I suppose the obverse is the coat of arms of the Gediminaičiai dynasty:



But what's on the reverse?

Peter
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Re: Lithuania~Grand Duchy
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 02:48:08 AM »
I suppose the obverse is the coat of arms of the Gediminaičiai dynasty:



But what's on the reverse?

Peter

Hi Peter. Wikipedia did mention that this was the origin of this symbol. It's referred to as the 'Columns of Gediminids'. It's sometimes still used on coins today as a historic national symbol along with Vytautas on horseback. The reverse pattern is somewhat of a mystery. I thought it might be an orb or some other regalia symbol. Due to the crude minting methods, I can't say for certain. Any who has any input or theories as to what the symbol is, feel free to share with us.

~Daniel

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Re: Lithuania~Grand Duchy
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010, 05:50:29 PM »
Very nice denar of Vitold !!! minted in Vilno

more about, but in russian
http://www.mbook.net.ua/category/vitovt-1392-1430/

On obverse is used a Kolumn, the symbol of the denasty of Vitovt and also his own symbol, he also has given an order to countermark the coins of Golden Horde with his symbol of Kolumns
http://www.mbook.net.ua/product/dirhem-zolota-orda-nadchekan-koljumna-pravlenie-vitovta_o8/

Modern historicans and numismats in Lithuania think that on reverse is the end of spear with the cross, the rare type is when the cross is on the right but left

is the theory, that the cross appeared on the coins from the times when Lithuania become from the pagan religion state to the christian
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Re: Lithuania~Grand Duchy
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010, 05:54:12 PM »
sorry, have forgoten to add:

in nowadays numismats say that this type of denars was minted in Vilno and simultaneously in the ukrainian city of Lutsk, which in that time was in the part of Grand Ducy of Lithuania

this is grounded on the huge amount af the denars of this type founded in treasures in the regoin of Lutsk in the last 5 years
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Re: Lithuania~Grand Duchy
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2010, 07:03:02 PM »
WOW, that's a great collection of pictures on your site, Andrey. You made my weekend.

Peter
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Offline Gagarin_Andrey

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Re: Lithuania~Grand Duchy
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2010, 07:14:20 PM »
And it is just a beginning!

The great idea is to make the full descriptions of the coins with the good photos, which were in money circulation on the ukrainian territories in the Middle Ages

do you understand in russian?
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Re: Lithuania~Grand Duchy
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2010, 07:15:57 PM »
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Lithuania~Grand Duchy
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2010, 07:35:22 PM »
WOW!
In this way over 90% becomes understandable for english-speakers

Now I'm so happy, that my project in good for all other world.

I hope you all will like it! I'm continueing the work over it...

P.S. if You have the good photos of the coins of the States listed in my list of States, which coins where in circulation in Ukraine, please send them to me for downloading them in my project, the descriptions I'll make for myself

the information about the weight and the place where it was founded is also wery impornatn if you have
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Interests: Eastern Europe Middle Ages coins

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