Origin: This medieval Polish silver coin was minted under the popular King John I Albert. It features the iconic eagle on the obverse, from the Polish coat of arms, and a crown on the reverse.
King John I Albert's most noteworthy achievement ended in disaster. After attempting to rally his fellow eastern European Christian rulers, John launched an invasion against the Ottoman Turks in 1496. Lacking support and suffering from insubordination within his own nobility, the campaign failed spectacularly and John was forced to retreat.
Each of these coins was struck around 1492 to 1501 AD, and are made of a silver alloy known as billon. They have been inspected by an ANA Certified numismatist and are guaranteed authentic.
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Portrait of John I Albert.
Your order will include:
One silver coin from medieval Poland, dated within the reign of John I Albert (1492 - 1501 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.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
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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