allen.moore Posted July 15, 2008 Report Share Posted July 15, 2008 Group, A little background: I started collecting Russian coins in February of 2008 (yes, this year!). My objective is to build a collection that I can bequeath to my stepson, Philip Konstantinovich, to firmly ground him in his Russian heritage (his mother = my wife, Irina Ivanovna). The kid came to America speaking no English, and now that he's fluent, refuses to speak Russian. To date, I've been fairly successful (after spending way too much money) in developing a comprehensive collection of Empire coins - by this I mean that I have secured at least one example of each regent from Mikhail Romanov forward, with a few exceptions (noted below...and here is where I need your help). Additionally, I'm trying to get representative coins prior to Ivan III (The Great), as well as the missing link from the Empire period. I've been to Basok, Yegorov and Reis, and there are some possibilities. Would you, my kind fellow collectors of Russian numismatica (is this a word?) have any words of advice on where to go for the missing links? Born Tsars and Grand Princes 1288 Ivan I (1328-1340) 1316 Simeon Ivanovich (1340-1353) 1326 Ivan II (1353-1359) 1350 Dimitri Ivanovich "Donskoi" (1359-1389) 1371 Vasili I (1389-1425) 1415 Vasili II (1425-1462) 1589 Feodor II (1605-1605) 1661 Feodor III (1676-1682) 1666 Ivan V (1689-1696) Many thanks, Allen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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