Heavy Armour. Horseman [10]

Heavy Armoured 15th Century Horseman

Subject: History of the Polish Cavalry
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Dimensions: 22.4x32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 61000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2007-10-24
Issue price: 64 pln
Stylised images of: a heavy armoured mounted horseman with the lance, and an outline of a mounted knight with the bare sword in the background. At the top, on the right-hand side, the outline of urban edifices. At the bottom, below a broken line, an inscription, RYCERZ/CIĘŻKOZBROJNY (heavy armoured mounted horseman), above the line on the right-hand side an inscription, XV w.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Above the Eagle, a chivalric helmet and a floral ornament around the Eagle and helmet. Below the Eagle on the right-hand side an inscription, 10/ZŁ, on the left-hand side oblique image of the sword. Below the sword the notation of the year of issue, 2007. On the left-hand side a vertical inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA, at the bottom an inscription, POLSKA. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska

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Heavy Armoured 15th Century Horseman

In the 15th century, weaponry, garments and martial tactics used in Poland were the same as those applied in that part of Europe where Romance culture prevailed. The quality and components of typical weaponry and equipment of Polish warriors corresponded to those used in Germany, Czechs or Switzerland at that time.

Following the centuries of experiments, in the 15th century the process of building an armour made of steel plates covering the entire body was finite. In appreciation of the superb quality of armours, knights in Europe adopted a new way of wearing armour. They no longer covered it with robes. Shields went into disuse in combat and remained solely as a tournament element and heraldic emblem. The introduction of plate armour implied the need to adequately ...

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