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O monedă ungurească de aur descoperită la Curtea Domnească din Suceava / A Hungarian Gold Coin Found at the Princely Court from Suceava

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Excerpt The paper presents a discovery made during the archaeological researches at the Pricely Court from Suceava. In 2004, a gold coin was unearthed, a florin issued during the reign of Albert (1437-1439), the king of Hungary. The importance of this finding is represented by the fact that is the first gold coin (and the only gold object) in more than sixty years of the archaeological researches at the monument. In comparison with Fortress of Suceava, the findings from The Pricery Court are fewer and less spectacular because of the massive destruction of the monument, seated in the downtown of Suceava, when the constructions were raised above it in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Hungarian coins were a common presence in the currency during the 15th century in Moldavia. The local coinage was able only in part to cover the necessities of the Moldavian markets and a lot o foreign coins (especially Hungarian and Polish coins) were used for daily trades. In the same time, for important transactions, like land purchases or princely donations, the payment was made in gold or silver coins. In the Moldavian documents from the 15th century the gold coins were mentioned as zloţi. Of course, we can’t be sure that the payment was made in the coins specified in the documents, but the presence of those coins was real, one evidence is the discovery from Suceava.
Paginaţia 83-92
Titlul volumului de apariție
  • Cercetări Numismatice; XIX-XX; anul 2013-2014
Editura Publicat de: Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a României
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