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double groat type IV - Alexander the Good
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26-27? mm diameter, 1.22 g, silver
Obverse inside inner pearl circle Moldavian coat of arms: urus head bearing a five ray star between its horns, the uneven ray pointing up, waning crescent at left and five petal rose at right (heraldic positioning)

Legend: +MONE ALEXANDRI

Reverse inside inner pearl circle: shield split vertically; three bars at right and five fleurs-de-lis at left (heraldic positioning); over the shield the Moldavian urus; outer pearl circle

Legend: +WD MOLDAVIENSIS

The pictures of the coin above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of La Galerie Numismatique.

This double groat was struck by Alexander the Good, prince of Moldavia between 1400 and 1432.


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