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Boleslaw the Brave, PRINCES POLONIE denarius - an icon of the Middle Ages

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Reference: Kopicki 13 (R6), Gumowski (Handbuch) 3, CNP 12,Stronczyński 7

The most famous Polish coin!

PRINCES POLONIE denarius from the time of Boleslaw the Brave.

The first coin with the name of the country written on it - POLONIE - which is the oldest original record of the country's name that has survived to this day. Not only among coins, but also among all archaeological sources!

A coin with the image of a peacock, formerly referred to as the "Polish eagle," the symbolism of which is scientifically disputed to this day.

One of the earliest Polish coins, dated to the early 11th century (1005-1010).

Double-sided type, minted with a corrected stamp (according to a study by Mateusz Bogucki, all "Princes" were minted with the same pair of stamps, which was corrected over the course of exploitation, resulting in, among other things, the third leg of the peacock).

Standard wavy disc from numerous bending attempts in circulation. Cracks in places on the bending lines.

An icon of the Polish Middle Ages, which adorns today's modern 20-zloty banknote.

Silver, diameter 18.5 mm, weight 1.13 g.

Obverse: bird with three paws, facing right, with outstretched tail. In the rim a barbed inscription PRINCES POLONIE.

Reverse: a Greek cross, ringed with a ball between the arms. In the rim a barbarized inscription PRINCES POLONIE.

The banknote is not included.

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Auction 23 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw
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03 June 2024 CEST/Warsaw
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