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half groat type IV - Iliaš I
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half gros (half groat) from Iliaš I (type IV)
15 mm diameter, 0.69 g, billon
Obverse 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); outer pearl circle

Reverse shield with sign resembling letter M, with a cross above; at right (heraldic positioning) monogram I; outer pearl circle

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

This half groat was struck by Iliaš I, prince of Moldavia between 1432 and 1442 (with interruptions).

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