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Молдавская монета на территории средневековой Таврики (краткий обзор)
The Moldovan Currency Discovered in Medieval Taurica (short overview)

Author(s): Nikolai A. Alexeenko, Lilia V. Dergaciova
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries, 15th Century
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Crimean Peninsula; numismatic; Moldovan medieval coins; groats; half groats; pūl;akche;
Summary/Abstract: The article addresses new finds of Moldovan coins minted in the 14th —15th c., recently discovered in the suburbs of Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula. Most notable among them is a copper coin of Alexander I, with a countermark of the Genoese Caffa.The increasing number of finds of Moldovan coins in the numismatic discoveries on the Crimean peninsula, highlights the question about contacts between the local population and that of Moldovan Principality, but also, though, perhaps, less obviously, disclose the role of the Moldovan currency in the local monetary circulation, which took place not only in the last phase of existence of Italian lands in the second and third quarter of the 15th century, until their conquest by the Ottoman Empire in 1475, but also in the earlier period, since the end of the 14th century.

  • Page Range: 97-106
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Russian