Hungary, Bela II Silver Denar - 1131 AD
Hungary, Bela II Silver Denar - 1131 AD
Hungary, Bela II Silver Denar - 1131 AD
Hungary, Bela II Silver Denar - 1131 AD

Hungary, Bela II Silver Denar

1131 AD

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Origin: This is a hammered silver denar from the medieval Kingdom of Hungary, dated within the rule of Béla II (also known as Béla the Blind, 1131 - 1142 AD). The denars have been acquired by History Hoard from private collections and thoroughly inspected for authenticity.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Bela the Blind
Bela the Blind

Béla II of Hungary.

Béla the Blind: A king raised in exile

Béla's childhood was anything but ideal.

Both him and his father were blinded when Béla was only an infant, after his father attempted to steal the Hungarian throne from his brother, King Coloman.

Béla was believed to be dead, though he escaped to live in exile at a monastery with his father. In 1127, whispers of his survival began reaching the Hungarian royal court.

But by then, Hungary had a new king: Stephen II. And in a stroke of luck for Béla, Stephen failed to secure an heir.

With no other choice, Stephen declared Béla as heir to the Hungarian throne to continue the royal bloodline. Against all odds, the sickly and presumed dead child was crowned King of Hungary and Croatia in 1131.

These silver denars were minted under Béla the Blind, and bear the iconic cross found on many coins of medieval Europe.

Medieval Hungary
Medieval Hungary
The Hungarian city of Budapest as it looked in the late Middle Ages.

Your order will include:

  • One silver denar minted under Béla the Blind (1131 - 1142 AD).
  • Glass top leather display box
  • Detail card with relevant information about the relic
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.

Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.

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One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.

History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.

No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.

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