Prague Groschen


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Prague Groschen

 

(from the Czech groŝ), a silver coin issued in Bohemia from the early 14th to the mid-16th century, with brief interruptions. Originally it was valued against the Prague mark, which weighed 253.24 g and from which 60 groschen were minted. The Prague groschen was gradually degraded; its weight decreased, as did the amount of pure silver it contained. The Prague groschen was also widely used in Germany, Poland, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and the Tver’ Principality.

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The accidentally found hoard of Prague groschen recorded in the vicinity of Walbrzych, Lower Silesian province, Poland, constitutes a very interesting find (Fig.
One of the vessels containing the Prague groschen from area of Walbrzych was undamaged, the other one was reconstructed.
Their dimensions - 26.9 and 24.1 mm - matched the sizes of the Prague groschen (Fig.
The archaeometric studies of the vessels found in the hoard confirm the chronology of the Prague groschen determined by the numismatic analysis, as well as the chronology of the ceramic containers obtained through the observation if their technological and stylistic features.
UMO-2016/21B/HS3/01030; project title - The hoard of Prague groschen from Walbrzych area; project leader prof.
In its heyday in the 13th Century, workers made their fortunes from silver mining and shortly after it was granted the status of a Royal town with a mint where the Prague groschen was coined.