Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The Early Coinage of Mircea the Elder

Sep 16, 2022, 9:40 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall D

Auditorium Maximum - Hall D

on-line oral presentation S75. LATE MIDDLE AGES. EUROPE


Cristiana Tătaru (National History Museum of Romania)


The coinage of Mircea the Elder (1386-1418) is the most researched topic in Romanian medieval numismatics, justifiably so since most of the Wallachian coins which survive in public collections are issues of Mircea. The main purpose of this paper is to take a closer look at the earliest coins of this Wallachian prince in order to highlight the political and economical situation of Wallachia in the first years of Mircea the Elder’s reign.He inherited the Wallachian throne from his brother Dan I (ca. 1383-1386), whose sudden disappearance, or a shift in the power relations with his brother Mircea, is marked on coins in a very peculiar way.

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Cristiana Tătaru (National History Museum of Romania)

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