Ivan IV Vasilyevich “The Terrible”
“GRAND DUKE IVAN OF ALL RUSSIA”
NOVGOROD mint, 1533-1547, RARE.
SILVER WIRE KOPECK “FS”(«ФС»), RUSSIA.
0.75 g; 14 mm
On a coin stamped rider with a spear – spear, копье - the so-formed word KOPEK, КОПЕЙКА.
Mint coins using the following technologies. From silver ingot was manufactured wire and cut it into pieces of a certain weight. Billets passed through stamps. Most interesting is that no one of the same scales. The stamp was more silver plates and got hit in one edge of the coin, then another.
On one side of the coin scales often portrayed rider less mythical animal or flower. On the other side of the prince's name and position (relative or great). In the 16-17 century, silver was valued, and per gram of gold was given ten grams of silver. The scales were not the main image, and its weight.
Peasants often carry these small coins in their mouths to avoid robbery.
Minted and used as cash coin scales to the reforms of Peter 1 (up to 1718).
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- Ivan IV Vasilyevich “The Terrible”, Grand Duke of All Russia
- Wire Kopeck «ФС»
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- Novogrod mint, 1533-1547
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