Asprocastron: coin from the city of Moncastro (15th century)

ASPROCASTRON: COIN FROM THE CITY OF MONCASTRO (PRINCIPALITY OF MOLDAVIA)

Asprocastron, XV-th century: Principality of Moldavia

Asprocastron, 15th century: Principality of Moldavia

Genoese fortress of Moncastro (modern Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi city, Ukraine) under the rule of the Moldavian principality.

Genoese counterstamp — cross with 4 dots around — on an unidentified silver Crimean Tatar akçe (aqche); the reverse side of asprocastrons often completely lost (the result of counterstamp technology application).

Asprocastron is a conditional name among numismatists; real denomination unknown.

  • Silver: 0.43 g
  • Reference price: 55$

COIN ASPROCASTRON — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. CITY OF MONCASTRO (15th century)

The name of the coin asprocastron indicates the issuer — Asprocastro city /"White Castle"/. This is one of the ancient names of the modern Ukrainian city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi: a city with an extremely diverse history.