Medieval Town in Toruń [20]

Medieval Town in Toruń

Subject: Monuments of Material Culture in Poland
Face value: 20 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 56000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2007-06-21
Issue price: 88 pln
Stylised images: on the left-hand side - of the Old Town Hall in Torun, on the right - of a fragment of the Artus Court, and at the back of the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist in Torun. At the top, a semicircular inscription, MIASTO ŚREDNIOWIECZNE W TORUNIU (Medieval town in Torun).

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
At the bottom an image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the right-hand side of the Eagle the notation of the year of issue, 2007, on the left-hand side of the Eagle an inscription, 20/ZŁ. Above the Eagle an image of the Bridge Gate and - on the right - a stylised image of Torun's historic coat of arms. At the top, a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski

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Medieval Town in Toruń

In the 10th and 11th century, near the later town of Toruń, in the place of the Vistula crossing, there was a trading and craft-producing settlement. In the first half of the 13th century the area passed under the rule of the Teutonic Knights, who were carrying out a Christianizing mission of Prussia. In 1231 the Teutonic Knights set up a fortress there, and soon afterwards, in 1233, Herman von Salza, the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, granted Magdeburg city rights to Toruń and Chełmno.

The translocation of Old Toruń, performed in 1236, contributed to the further development of the town on account of the communication and trade routes merging there (leading from Hungary and Ruthenia as well as from the south of Poland across the Vistula to the Baltic ...

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