Kuna


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kuna

 

a monetary unit of ancient Rus’, in circulation until the late 14th century or early 15th. The term kuna was derived from the name for a marten (kunitsa) pelt, which had a currency value in the tenth and 11th centuries. During that period, the silver content of one kuna was equal to one twenty-fifth of a grivna (a unit of weight); from the 12th through early 14th centuries, a kuna was equal to one-fifth of a grivna-kuna (a monetary unit).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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