Krk island, Croatia, art

Started by Alex Island, January 20, 2022, 06:01:38 PM

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The island of Krk has a very old history..

Various mysterious tokens appear every year and it is often unknown who makes it. Once, a cafe on this island was being renovated, and many ancient Roman mosaics were discovered:



click here for more photos of the mosaic and the address of the cafe

and here the owner of the cafe takes a heavy hammer, and.. :



I find it difficult how to define this item: is it a medal, or a token, or a souvenir ..?
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natko

Being (unfortunately) non denominated and not used for anything else than a souvenir it's clearly a souvenir medal. There are some denominated similar struck pieces from nearby island of Rab though, which I do collect as I'm from Croatia. These were also actually used on their yearly manifestations called Rapska fiera (the feast of Rab), which are nowadays a major tourist attraction.

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Quote from: natko on March 25, 2023, 11:05:24 PMBeing (unfortunately) non denominated and not used for anything else than a souvenir it's clearly a souvenir medal. There are some denominated similar struck pieces from nearby island of Rab though, which I do collect as I'm from Croatia. These were also actually used on their yearly manifestations called Rapska fiera (the feast of Rab), which are nowadays a major tourist attraction.

Hello natko! I saw three different tokens for Rab Island and I also collect all Croatian islands on tokens. Can you show photos here?
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Quote from: natko on March 25, 2023, 11:05:24 PMBeing (unfortunately) non denominated and not used for anything else than a souvenir it's clearly a souvenir medal.

I know two more works of numismatists for the island of Krk. Perhaps these are also medals or souvenirs, or something else? : Baška & Titov Most

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natko

Quote from: Alex Island on March 26, 2023, 08:45:13 AMHello natko! I saw three different tokens for Rab Island and I also collect all Croatian islands on tokens. Can you show photos here?

Unfortunately, I don't have photos. They're not widely collected so unfortunately pop up rarely although they're not supposed to be scarce. They're denominated in "Solad" which is a slavic version of soldo. Some years they issued denar, like in 2010:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/exonumia142142.html

Amazing area of collecting, if you ask me... the other pieces are also souvenirs/medals, you can expect to encounter also a golden piece sometime, sold in local jewelry stores and crafted by some bigger jeweler in Croatia or Slovenia (Zlatarna Celje is known to issue many medals per demand).

As everything in numismatics this is a neverending story and definite list is absolutely impossible to compile.

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Quote from: natko on March 26, 2023, 11:42:04 AMSome years they issued denar, like in 2010:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/exonumia142142.html

I see that "numista" indicates only one token of this island. Tokens of a similar design were issued without denomination. I am aware of two so far:
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I know of a different type of token, photo below.
That's all I know for now, do you know anything else?
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