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Rare silver denga of Grand Duke Ivan III Vasilyevich (1462-1505), Moscow mint, Russia (Garost #20)

Rare silver denga of Grand Duke Ivan III Vasilyevich (1462-1505), Moscow mint, Russia (Garost #20)

Horseman with saber, the mint engraver's mark: "O" and "B" / Four-line crude legend engraved in old cyrillic letters reads: "GOSPODAR BVEYA ROSSII" ("Ruler of all Russia"). 14mmx9mm, 0.28 grams. Moscow mint. Garost #20.

Rare type with a crude legend.

Ivan III Vasilievich (Russian: Иван III Васильевич) (22 January 1440, Moscow – 27 October 1505, Moscow), was a Grand Prince of Moscow and "Grand Prince of all Rus" (Великий князь всея Руси). Sometimes referred to as the "gatherer of the Russian lands", he tripled the territory of his state, ended the dominance of the Golden Horde over the Rus, renovated the Moscow Kremlin, and laid the foundations of the Russian state. He was one of the longest-reigning Russian rulers in history.

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