||gold koson - replica struck in 2005||
20 mm diameter, 8.5 g, gold 99.9%
outer pearl circle, three men walking right - a consul framed by two fasces bearing lictors, legend KOΣΩN in exergue
|outer pearl circle, wing spreaded eagle facing right, pearched on scepter, clenching a laurel wreath; inside wreath letter R from replica
Issuing date: 21st of February 2005
Mintage: 250 pieces
The pictures of the replica above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. J. Ardelean.
The koson replica belongs to the History of coin series. To the same series belong two other replicas, one of 20 lei 1868 and one of a coin-medal issued by Constantin Brāncoveanu in 1713.
Several original kosons can be seen here. Given the small mintage, the replica is far scarcer than the original.
Some essays of this replica are shown below, in silver, gilt tombac and aluminum, all present on the site by courtesy of Mr Florin L..