TVER pul 15th century


TVER, pul, no date (15th century), Obverse: bird R,copper, 7-10mm, 0.36g, VG/VF

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Tver is a city and region (oblast) in European Central Russia. It was part of the Russian feudal system from the 12th century. It’s geography somewhat protected it from Mongol raids, though it was part of the Mongol Empire. Tver became a dominant local power in the 14th century. in 1326 Grand Prince Dmitry was murdered in a plot arranged by the Grand Duke of Moscow. Tver remained a key player in the region until conquered by Ivan III (the Great) of Moscow in 1485.

Even though most of Russia is actually in Asia, it is considered by everyone to be a European country.

The political arrangements that resulted in the nations of modern Europe began to emerge out of anarchy starting in the 7th century AD or so. Europe, for our purposes stretches from Greenland to somewhere in Russia. Collectors of Europe would likely include Russia. Collectors of Asia, even though about 2/3 of Russia is in Asia, probably not.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.