01 - Wire Denga "M", Novgorod Mint, Tsar Ivan III Vasiljevich, circa 1479-1490

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Wire Denga Novgorodka Wire Money

Wire Denga (Novgorodka) marked "М"
OBVERSE: Image of a horseman with saber, the mint engraver's mark: "М" under the galloping horse, and the circular legend engraved in old cyrillic letters reads: ".КНZЬ.ВЕЛIKI.IВАНЬ.ВАСIЛЬЕВIЧЬ" ("Grand Prince Ivan Vasilievich"), circular dotted line.
REVERSE: the 4-line legend engraved in old cyrillic letters reads: "ωСП / ОДАРЬ / ВСЕЯР / УСИ" ("Majesty of Entire Rus"), circular dotted line.
Weight: 0.8 gram
Mint: Novgorod

Sometimes referred to as the "gatherer of the Russian lands", Ivan III Vasilievich (Russian: Иван III Васильевич), also known as Ivan the Great, a Grand Prince of Moscow and a Grand Prince of All Russia ("Великий Князь Всея Руси"), was one of the longest-reigning rulers in Russian history. During his reign from 1462 to 1505, he tripled the territory of his state, renovated the Moscow Kremlin, and laid the foundations of the Russian state.

Ivan III Vasilievich

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