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Silver denga of Ivan IV Vassilijevitch as Grand Duke (1533-1547) - better known as "Ivan the Terrible", Moscow mint, Russia (Griszin #44)

Silver denga of Ivan IV Vassilijevitch as Grand Duke (1533-1547) - better known as "Ivan the Terrible", Moscow mint, Russia (Griszin #44)

Horseman advancing right, brandishing a sable / Inscription in three lines "KNYAZ/VELIKI/IVAN" ("Grand Duke Ivan"). 12mmx10mm, 0.34 grams. Moscow mint, minted 1535-1545. Griszin #44.

A very nice example of the Russian wire money, much nicer than these usually are.

The infamous Ivan "the Terrible" was the Grand Duke of Russia between 1533 and 1547. In 1547 he assumed the supreme title of "Tsar" ("Caesar") and ruled as such until his death in 1547.

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