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Offline davidrj

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Wire Kopeck - Ivan the Terrible
« on: May 31, 2014, 04:06:40 AM »
Just bought my first Russian wire money, I  hadn't realized just how small these were - 14x10mm 0.68g



circa 1547, kopeck of Ivan the Terrible, Pskov mint

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Re: Wire Kopeck - Ivan the Terrible
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 07:18:51 AM »
When Ivan the Terrible 16 kg. rye cost 5 kopecks, ax - 7  kopecks, castle - 5-10, cow – 100, horse - 100 ...
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Re: Wire Kopeck - Ivan the Terrible
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 02:54:25 PM »
Nice, clear specimen. I am sure you are amused by the St George and dragon design. You must have seen it before somewhere.

My Russian friends are unable to read this version of the Russian script. You can check the id here (site in Russian, obnoxious ad).

Pjotr
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Re: Wire Kopeck - Ivan the Terrible
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 04:05:33 PM »
Just bought my first Russian wire money, I  hadn't realized just how small these were - 14x10mm 0.68g



circa 1547, kopeck of Ivan the Terrible, Pskov mint

David

I think this is the inscription

"ЦРЬИ / КНSЬВЕ / ЛИКIIВА / НЬВСЕIA / РУСИ" ("Tsar and Great Prince Ivan of Entire Rus")

David

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Re: Wire Kopeck - Ivan the Terrible
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 04:12:40 PM »
Looks very good indeed, David, but a modern Russian would only recognise the last (and maybe the first) word. Both spelling and letter set have been reformed extensively.

Peter
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