Transylvanian coins from the collection of Constantin Orghidan

Transylvanian coins from the collection of Constantin Orghidan

For a period of about 150 years, the Principality of Transylvania was recognized as an independent state in the Middle Ages.

During this period, the princes of Transylvania were released a considerable amount of gold and silver coins , among the most spectacular of their time . These coins have become rare since the period 18-19 centuries .

One of the most important collections belonged to Constantin Orghidan which was donated to the Romanian Academy in 1944 . Gallery shows some of the most important and spectacular parts of the collection.

Ioan II Sigismund, thaler, 1562 , Unknown mint

Ioan II Sigismund, thaler, 1562 , Unknown mint

Ioan II Sigismund, 10 ducati, 1565

Ioan II Sigismund, 10 ducati, 1565, Unknown mint

Cristofor Bathory, 10 ducati, 1577

Cristofor Bathory, 10 ducati, 1577, Unknown mint

Moise Szekely, taler, 1603

Moise Szekely, taler, 1603, Cluj Mint

Stefan Bocskai, thaler, 1606

Stefan Bocskai, thaler, 1606, Unknown Mint

Sigismund Rakoczi, 10 ducati, 1607

Sigismund Rakoczi, 10 ducati, 1607, Unknown Mint

Gabriel Bathory, 10 ducati, 1611

Gabriel Bathory, 10 ducati, 1611, Sibiu Mint

Gabriel Bathory, thaler, 1611

Gabriel Bathory, thaler, 1611, Sibiu Mint

Gabriel Bethlen, 10 ducati, 1616

Gabriel Bethlen, 10 ducati, 1616, Unknown Mint

Gabriel Bethlen, 2 thaler, 1627

Gabriel Bethlen, 2 thaler, 1627, Kassau Mint

Gabriel Bethlen, 2 thaler, 1627

Gabriel Bethlen, 2 thaler, 1627 Kassau Mint

Gabriel Bethlen, 10 ducati

Gabriel Bethlen, 10 ducati, Unknown Mint

Gheorghe Rakoczi I, 10 ducati, 1657

Gheorghe Rakoczi I, 10 ducati, 1657 Alba Iulia Mint

Acatius Barcsai, 10 ducati, 1660

Acatius Barcsai, 10 ducati, 1660 Sibiu Mint

Ioan Kemeny, thaler, 1661

Ioan Kemeny, thaler, 1661 , Cluj Mint

Mihail Apafi, 10 ducati, 1662

Mihail Apafi, 10 ducati, 1662, Sibiu Mint

Mihail Apafi, thaler, 1666

Mihail Apafi, thaler, 1666, Sibiu Mint

 

Mihail Apafi, 3 thaler, 1668

Mihail Apafi, 3 thaler, 1668, Alba Iulia Mint, Unique Coin

Mihail Apafi, 10 ducati, 1669

Mihail Apafi, 10 ducati, 1669, Fagaras Mint

Mihail Apafi, 8 ducati, 1677

Mihail Apafi, 8 ducati, 1677, Alba Iulia Mint , Unique Coin

Emerick Tokoly, ducat, 1690

Emerick Tokoly, ducat, 1690, Unknown Mint

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