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Mediaeval Russian Silver Denga of Novgorod

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1993C663
Collection:Antiquities - Ancient & Mediaeval Coins
Date:1420 - 1456

Maker Information

Mint:Novgorod Mint - View history

Notes

This is a coin from Novgorod, one of the oldest cities in Russia. Novgorod was a very important, prosperous trading and cultural centre in mediaeval times. It was a republic ruled by an assembly which elected princes with military and judicial powers.The image on the coin represents the prince of Novgorod. This coin comes from just before the period before the other principalities were conquered by the rulers of Moscow.

Ian Donal Finney Bequest, 1993.

Further Information

Production Period:Mediaeval
Material(s):Silver
Denomination:Denga
Currency:Russia
Place of Origin:Novgorod, Russia

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Dimensions

Height:16.5 mm
Width:14.5 mm