Roma Numismatics Ltd. > E-Sale 114Auction date: 23 November 2023
Lot number: 1692

Price realized: 160 GBP   (Approx. 199 USD / 183 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Russia, Empire (Occupation of Moldavia and Wallachia). Catherine II 'the Great' CU 2 Para - 3 Kopeck. Sadogura mint, 1772. МОН • МОЛД : И ВАЛОСК•, crowned coats-of-arms of Moldavia and Wallachia; date below / Denomination in four lines within square torque border. Bitkin 1247. 19.73g, 36mm, 11h.

Good Very Fine.

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: 100 GBP