Denar - Vratislaus I

Features

Issuer Royal mint of Bohemia (Kingdom of Bohemia)
King Vratislaus I (1085-1092)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1085-1092
Value 1 Denar
Currency Denar (935-1300)
Composition Silver
Weight 0.92 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized 1210
Number N# 77592
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Cach# 354,
František Cach; 1970. Nejstarší české mince / 1. Ceské denáry do mincovní reformy Bretislava I. Česká Numismatická Společnost, Prague, Czech Republic.
And 3 more volumes.
Sme# 165a,
Jan Šmerda; 1996. Denáry české a moravské : katalog mincí českého státu od X. do počátku XIII. století. Datel, Brno, Czech Republic.
Don# 324,
Eduard Fiala, Max Donebauer; 1888. Beschreibung der Sammlung böhmischer Münzen und Medaillen / Volume 1. Textband. Self-published, Graz, Austria.
And 1 more volumes.
Sme# 165b
Jan Šmerda; 1996. Denáry české a moravské : katalog mincí českého státu od X. do počátku XIII. století. Datel, Brno, Czech Republic.

Obverse

Bust of the duke facing right in a cirlce, robe stylized by 2 parallel curved lines, 3 points below.

Lettering: WRATISLVS

Translation: Vratislaus

Reverse

In a circle, a Roman chapel on the right, on the left, a hand holding a flag.

Lettering: WENCESLVS

Translation: Wenceslaus

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

Variant with narrow crown:

Image courtesy of Aurea Numismatika.

Vratislaus II, second son of Bretislaus I, taken control of Duchy of Bohemia in 1061. He is known for being the very first king of Bohemia. We was active in the Investiture  contests, and as a token of gratitude, he recieved royal coronation from the hands of the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, although the title was not hereditary. Thus he ruled as a king from 1085 until 1092.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1085-1092)  50% Š165a
ND (1085-1092)  50% Š165b

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