|Issuer||Wallachia (Moldavia and Wallachia)|
Vlad II the Dragon (1437-1442, 1444-1447)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||1 Ban = ½ Denar = ⅓ Ducat|
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Octavian Luchian, George Buzdugan, Constantin C. Oprescu, Emil Condurachi; 1977. Monede şi bancnote româneşti. Editura Sport-Turism, Bucharest, Romania.
Eagle standing left, head right, with cross set under wing.
Dragon advancing left, with wings spread.
The existence of Vlad II Dracul's coinage is known from a commercial charter dated to 1437, in which Vlad granted customs privilege to the merchants of Brasov. The charter mentions that both ducats and bani were struck by him. These coins were first published at the beginning of the 20th century, and the most recent paper dealing with the coinage of Vlad II Dracul recorded only seven specimens of this issue: six in public collections in Romania, and the seventh in the Fitzwilliam Museum (K. Parvan, "Cateva consideratii privind activitatea monetara a lui Vlad Dracul - Considerations Regarding the Coin Minting Activity of Vlad II Dracul," Studii si Cercetari de Numismatica X , p.101-7). Other than these few in public collections, only a handful have appeared on the market.
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