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

The Coat of Arms of Volhynia on Coins of Sigismundus II Augustus, King of Poland

Sep 13, 2022, 2:00 PM
1h
University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 Warsaw

Speaker

Andrii Venger (South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky)

Description

At first the coat of arms of Volhynia on coins is in the form of a white cross on a red shield, as in 14th-century Lutsk under Prince Dmitry Gediminovych. Two centuries later, the coat of arms appears on silver półkopek and gold ducat coins of Sigismundus II Augustus, King of Poland. The date on the obverse is 1564, over the value of XXX (30 grosz). The shield with the cross of Volhynia is depicted on the reverse.
The gold ducats were minted with a Latin inscription “Sigismundus Augustus, King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania”. On the reverse was a shield with the cross of Volhynia, and a Latin inscription: “gold coin of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania”.
The king’s portrait is in three variants: with a short beard (1547–1548), with a long beard (1549–1561), with a long and forked beard (1563–1571).

Primary author

Andrii Venger (South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky)

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