1 Ban - Vlad III Țepeș

Features

Issuer Wallachia (Moldavia and Wallachia)
Voivode Vlad III Dracula the Impaler (1448, 1456-1462, 1476)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1456-1462
Value 1 Ban (⅓)
Currency Ducat (1364-1714)
Composition Silver
Weight 0.38 g
Diameter 11 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 224421
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)

Obverse

Shield split vertically with the Coat of Arms of Wallachia. Crescent above a star with six rays in left field and two horizontal bars in right field.

Reverse

Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) standing on closed helmet facing left, head turned right, holding cross in its beak. Comet in left field.

Comments

References:
[1] Octavian Iliescu - Ducaţi necunoscuţi emişi de doi voievozi ai Ţării Româneşti în secolul al XV-lea, BSNR 131-133, 1983-1985, page 268-278;
[2] Octavian Iliescu - Vlad l'Empaleur et le droit monetaire, RRH, 18, 1979, pages 107-131;
[3] B. Costin - Ducatul muntean al voievodului Vlad III Țepeș (1448, 1456-1462, 1476), CN, XIV, 2008, pages 427-445;
[4] Cristian Dincă - Monedele Țării Românești, Chapter 18;

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