Medieval Town in Toruń [2]

Medieval Town in Toruń

Subject: Monuments of Material Culture in Poland
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 990000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2007-06-21
Issue price: 2 pln
A stylised image of the panorama of Toruń from the Vistula river. At the top, a semicircular inscription, MIASTO ŚREDNIOWIECZNE (Medieval town), at the bottom, a semicircular inscription, W TORUNIU (in Toruń).

Designer: Andrzej Nowakowski
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. At the sides of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 20-07. Below the Eagle an inscription, ZŁ 2 ZŁ, an inscription in the rim, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint's mark under the Eagle's left leg, m/w.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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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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