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Stratum plus. 2003-2004. №6

S. P. Sadovnikov (Kishinev, Moldova)

Graphic and Textual Record as a Method to Determine the Type of Moldavian Coin of 14th - 16th cc.

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Pages: 399-407

Analysis of images and legends on first Moldavian coins minted by Peter I Musat (1377-1392) enabled the author to infer that they were creation of a foreign engraver from Poland. Working upon iconography of Moldavian stamps and money, the master used as a model some visual elements of Polish and, to a smaller degree, of Hungarian coins. In researcher’s opinion, a peculiar interpretation of the main figure on the stem – head of the legendary aurochs – as an animal similar to bison is indicative of a link with heraldry of German and Polish lands extending north and north-west of Moldavia.


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