Walachian medieval ban
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Walachian ban (half denarius) - Dan I
diameter 13 mm, 0.24 g, billon
Obverse stading eagle toward left, head turned right toward cross; at left trefoil and ensign C; outer pearl circle

Reverse large cross with anchor ended arms (cross moline), a trefoil in each section; outer pearl circle

This Wallachian coin is present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. Pavlos S. Pavlou.

This coin was attributed to Dan I (1383-1386), son of Radu I (~1377 - 1383), brother of Mircea the Old (1386 - 1418).

The coin seems to corrrespond to position 88 of the Monede şi bancnote româneşti by George Buzdugan, Octavian Luchian and Constantin Oprescu (1976).

As a type this coin is known to Romanian numismatics as Walachian ban. The ban was equal to a half denarius or obol of the Hungarian kingdom.


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