Roma Numismatics Ltd. > The GK Collection Part IIIAuction date: 7 July 2023
Lot number: 387

Price realized: 140 GBP   (Approx. 178 USD / 164 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Russia, Empire (Occupation of Moldavia and Wallachia). Catherine II CU 2 Para - 3 Kopeck. Sadogura mint, 1772. [МОН • МО]ЛД : И ВАЛОСК•, crowned coats-of-arms of Moldavia and Wallachia; date below / Denomination in four lines within square torque border. Bitkin 1247. 18.53g, 46mm, 12h.

Good Very Fine. Very Rare.

From the GK Collection (France) of Russian Coins.

During the Russian-Turkish war (1768-1774), the Russians, under General P. A. Rumyantzev, pushed the Turks out of the Romanian territories of Moldavia and Wallachia. The contract to supply coinage for the newly conquered districts was awarded to the Polish baron Peter Gartenberg, who established a mint at his new estate of Sadagura ("Garden Mountain" in Russian), striking copper coins of dual denomination in Turkish Para and Russian Denga. Metal from captured Turkish cannons was used for the coins.

Estimate: 75 GBP