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Silver kopek of Boris Godunov (1598-1605), Moscow mint (minted 1602), Russia (Grishin #183)

Silver kopek of Boris Godunov (1598-1605), Moscow mint (minted 1602), Russia (Grishin #183)

Horse and rider / Cyrillic inscriptions in 5 lines: "TSAR I VELIKIY KNYAZ BORIS FEYODOROVICH  VSEYA RUSI" ("Tsar and Grand Duke Boris Fyodorovich of All Russia"). 15mmx11mm, 0.70 grams. Moscow mint, issued 1602. Grishin #183 (rare type).

Boris Fyodorovich Godunov c. 1551 – 23 April [O.S. 13 April] 1605) was de facto regent of Russia from c. 1585 to 1598 and then the first non-Rurikid tsar from 1598 to 1605. The end of his reign saw Russia descend into the Time of Troubles.

 

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