mmarotta Posted January 30, 2011 Report Share Posted January 30, 2011 I got this at the the MSNS convention last November, but only now got around to it. For little book, it is pretty dense. Basically, we know the 4-ducat coins of Austria, especially the restrikes. Those are the fabric here. These were made with holes as 12 o'clock, as if for jewelry, but according to Basok, few of these ever found that use. He theorizes that the holes allowed them to be strung in groups for weighing. In addition to Franz Josef II, Alexander II, Ferdinand I and Boris III of Bulgaria also appear on the obverses. Some are crude; others are stunning; most fall in the middle. Complete Catalog of Four Ducat Coins wiht Bulgarian Counterstamp, by Alexander Basok (Chicago, 2002); 138 pages, hardcover, color; $45 (+$5 s&h). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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