Lilia Dergaceva, Nicolai Bodnariuk

Descoperiri numismatice și arheologice din nordul Bucovinei (II.2)

The paper presents some archaeological and numismatic artefacts found on various medieval sites in the Hliboca county, Cernăuți region, started in 2019 in the same edition. This time a collection of medieval and modern European coins is going to be discussed. The coins have been found on a site, located between Oprișeni and Stârcea villages, on the left side of the Cotovăț river, 500-600 meters from its discharge into the Siret. The site, identified as a Bârlinți village, no longer to be found today, was mentioned in the narrative sources since the late 15th century. The collection is formed of 57 items, minted by the Duchy of Prussia (1 groat) and Brandenburg (1 solidus); Poland and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (3 groat, 2 coins of a half groat, 2 coins of 3 groats, 19 solidus); Sweden (9 solidus); Hungary and Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (5 denars, 1 kreuzer); Spain (1 coin of 2 Reali); two fake coins after Sweden’s solidus as well; 9 items left unidentified. The discussed collection comes to complete the data on the coins of the Moldovan and Turkish origin, as well as custom seals, published in the previous volume. All together they form a group of objects that attest an intense economical life of the Bârlinți village during the 16th – 17th centuries and, in a less active form, of the 15th and 18th centuries.


Numismatics; The Principality of Moldova; Bucovina; Bârlinți; Late Medieval – Modern Monetary Circulation.