Silver kopek of Tsar Fyodor Ivanovich (1584-1598), Moscow mint, minted 1595, Russia (Grishin #120)

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Horse and rider, letter H below  / Cyrillic inscriptions in 5 lines: "TSAR I VE / LIKIY KNYAZ / THEODOR IVA / NOVICH VSE /YA RU SI" ("Tsar and Grand Duke Fyodor Ivanovich of All Russia"). 15mmx10mm, 0.66 grams. Moscow mint, minted 1595. Grishin #120.

Scarce ruler.

Fyodor (Theodore) I Ivanovich (31 May 1557 – 16/17 January (NS) 1598) was the last Rurikid Tsar of Russia (1584–1598), son of Ivan IV (The Terrible) and Anastasia Romanovna. He was born in Moscow and crowned Tsar and Autocrat of all Russia at Assumption Cathedral, Moscow, on 31 May 1584.
Being unhealthy and, by some reports, intellectually disabled, Feodor was only the nominal ruler, having his duties handed over to his wife's brother and trusted minister Boris Godunov, who would later succeed Feodor as tsar. Feodor's childless death left the Rurikid dynasty extinct, and spurred Russia's descent to the catastrophic Time of Troubles.



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