Russia. Ivan IV (the terrible) as Grand Prince. AD 1533 to 1547.

Ancient Coins - Russia. Ivan IV (the terrible) as Grand Prince. AD 1533 to 1547.
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Denomination : Silver Denga.

Size : 9.8 x 10.3 mm. Weight : 0.30 grams (This is a fairly small coin).

Grade : gF but on a round flan with about as complete a horse and rider as one sees on one of these coins.  Some encrustation on the reverse that probably could be removed.

Obverse : Ivan on horseback brandishing a sword.

Reverse : Cyrillic inscription naming Ivan as Grand Prince.

These small coins are commonly known as wire money as they were struck on flans cut from lengths of wire. All have shear marks at the ends, resulting from how the wire was cut up. The flans are generally smaller than the dies, so only very rarely one of these show the complete images as it was engraved on the flans.

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Rates for: 01/19/18

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