At our Auction 14 – A very rare denarius of Bolesław I the Brave, double-sided version
Yesterday we mentioned that the presented one-sided REX denarius of Bolesław I the Brave is not the only coin of this ruler that will be offered during the September auction. It will also not be two coins, but we will dose your emotions. We can say one thing – lovers of medieval coinage will have a real numismatic feast.
Yesterday, as we mentioned, it was a one-sided REX denarius. Today, for a change, the double-sided version.
The royal titulary on the coin could indicate that it was minted after the coronation, but the presence of this coin in slightly earlier coin hoards proves that it was minted in the years around 1015-1020. The royal title on this denarius is therefore explained by researchers as the fact that the titles of power in the Latin world had not yet been stabilized in this period, but on the other hand due to the great royal ambitions of Chrobry.
A coin of extreme rarity according to Kopicki’s catalog, 12 pieces known.