Heavy Armour. Horseman [200]

Heavy Armoured 15th Century Horseman

Subject: History of the Polish Cavalry
Face value: 200 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 15.5 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 9900 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2007-10-24
Issue price: 1300 pln
A stylised image of a heavy armoured mounted horseman with the bared sword. On the left-hand side a stylised image of urban edifices. At the bottom and on the right hand side a semicircular inscription, RYCERZ CIĘŻKOZBROJNY (heavy armoured mounted horseman) - XV w.

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
On the right-hand side, image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, an inscription, 200/ZŁ. On the left-hand side of the Eagle, above, the notation of the year of issue, 2007. Below, the stylized images of: helmet, two swords, lance, glove and a pennant. At the bottom a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA 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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