Mordovka denga Central Volga imitation

Mordovka denga (Central Volga imitation) -  obverseMordovka denga (Central Volga imitation) -  reverse

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Features

Location Russia
Type Unclassified exonumia › Miscellaneous token
Value 1 Denga
Currency Russia - Empire - Tokens
Composition Billon
Weight 0.52 g
Size 12 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 199310
Numista type number (https://numista.com)

Obverse

Horseman galloping right, holding spear, within dotted border.

Reverse

Imitation of Cyrillic inscription in Moksha or Erzya language.

Edge

Plain

Comments

Minted by the Mordvin rulers of the central and lower Volga regions, the "mordovkas" were made in base metal imitating official Russian dengas and used as small change (possibly 1/24 altyn) or simply as decorations. Reference: Spassky "Soviet Archaeology" v.XXI (1954) p.189-237.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND  16th century

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