Help identify a couple coins

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mark Metzger, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Someone over at the world coin forum suggested I check here for ID help on these two. The second looks like a Italy Venice grosso but the square headed figures on the reverse have me stumped. It’s usually St. Mark and the ruling doge. The other clue.
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  3. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    First is Hungary, Bela III. He tried to make imitations of Byzantine and Islamic coins for his crusaders, but they mostly refused to use them. It's a popular but common type.

    Second I think is maybe from Bulgaria, imitating a Venetian issue as you suggested.
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Yes, Bulgaria on the second.
  5. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    Got one of those as well; used to be concave, but was flattened. I need to properly attribute it, but with COVID19, I've been delayed a bit.
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