Grosso of Theodor Svetoslav, Coin from Bulgaria, Second Kingdom of - detailed information

Grosso of Theodor Svetoslav, Coin from Bulgaria, Second Kingdom of (demonetised 1395)
CoinGrosso of Theodor Svetoslav

The Medieval Bulgarian grosso was a small circulating silver coin struck in the Second Bulgarian Kingdom in the 14th century. In modern Bulgarian language it is spelled грош (grosh or grosch), plural грошове (groshove). The name was originally introduced in 13th-century France as [denarius] grossus, literally "a thick penny", whence Old French gros, Italian grosso, Middle High German gros(se), Low German and Dutch grōte and English groat. In the 14th century, it appeared as Old Czech groš, whence Modern German Groschen.

No contemporary Bulgarian documents have survived, so it not actually sure if the coins were thus called at the time. In style, there were imitative of the contemporary Venetian or other Western European coinage. They circulated until the end of the 14th century, at which time the country was conquered by the Ottomans and independent coinage ceased.

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Bulgaria, Second Kingdom of / Grosso of Theodor Svetoslav - obverse photo

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Reverse
Bulgaria, Second Kingdom of / Grosso of Theodor Svetoslav - reverse photo

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All (2) Coins of Country: Bulgaria, Second Kingdom of, Type: Grosso
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Grosso of Theodor Svetoslav: Details
CountryBulgaria, Second Kingdom of
CurrencyBulgarian Grosso
Coin TypeGrosso
Issued1300
MonarchЦар Теодор Светослав (Tsar Theodore Svetoslav)
Face Value1 (x Unsorted)
Mintageunknown
CurrentNo; demonetised 1395
MaterialSilver
TechnologyHammered
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)1.4200
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-JVXY-EWQJ
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Grosso of Theodor Svetoslav: Photos
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