Roma Numismatics Ltd. > E-Sale 115Auction date: 21 December 2023
Lot number: 1569

Price realized: Unsold
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Lot description:

Russia, Empire (Occupation of Moldavia and Wallachia). Catherine II 'the Great' CU 2 Para - 3 Kopeck. Sadogura mint, 1773. МОН • МОЛД : И ВАЛОСК•, crowned coats-of-arms of Moldavia and Wallachia; date below / Denomination in four lines within square torque border. Bitkin 1247. 16.67g, 35mm, 12h.

Good Very Fine. Very Rare.

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