History of Czech Coins - Prague groschen stand
History of Czech Coins
You will commemorate the times of the silver Prague groschen with the third replica of the series "The History of Czech Coins". Our country was one of the richest and most advanced in the world at that time, and Czech coins became popular even abroad.
King Ottokar II of Bohemia was one of the most powerful men in Europe, but when he died in the Battle of the Moravian Field in 1278, his son Wenceslas II. was only seven years old, and the kingdom was stolen. But he was lucky - a huge amount of silver was found in Kutná Hora. The so-called bracteates were used as a means of payment at that time. They were thin, often wrinkled, cracked and diverse. However, it was replaced by a beautiful, heavy and sufficiently thick Prague groschen in 1300 in response to the discovery of silver in Kutná Hora. It should be clear to anyone who took it in his hand that the coin came from a wealthy kingdom where an extremely powerful king ruled. The news of the silver mountain spread rapidly to all corners of Europe, and there was complete chaos in Kutná Hora. Therefore, the King invited italian experts from Florence to establish order. Thanks to them, the famous "Ius regale montanorum" - the upper right - was written so well that it has been serving to other states for centuries. The Italian Court in Kutná Hora was named after Wenceslaus II., who relocated all of the kingdom's mints so that he could better control if anyone was stealing.
The replica of Wenceslaus II´s groschen, processed by the academic sculptor Jan Lukáš, is made of silver as well as its historical art proposal.
The replica is set in an illustrated pop-up book. Thanks to unmistakable presentation of Lucie Seifertová you will learn a lot of interesting things about mining industry and coinage in the medieval world. The complete seven-part series of replicas of historical coins can be stored in a practical collector's box. The schedule of issuance of each replica is not limited.