Coin and Paper Money Collecting/wallachia coin

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Hi I purchased this wallachia coin I was hoping you could point me in the right direction for resource material on it

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Hello mr. Price,

The only reliable online references for this type of Wallachian coin - a silvered billon 'ban' of Vlad II Dracul (father of Vlad III the Impaler)- is mainly this page http://romaniancoins.ancients.info/vlad2.htm and secondary this one of Fitzwilliam museum: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/dept/coins/exhibitions/CoinOfTheMoment/Dracula/
Some historical data in connection here: http://www.cngcoins.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=218

The standard catalogue in use for medieval coins of Wallachia, Moldavia and even Transylvania is called 'Monede și bancnote românești' by Buzdugan, Luchian and Oprescu, but it's rather obsolete as it was issued in 1977, it's written in Romanian and quite difficult to find outside Romania. It doesn't add much however in your case.

For any further inquiries please let me know.
Best regards!
Bogdan.

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I can answer questions regarding certain Eastern European medieval coins, especially coins issued in Wallachia / Walachei/ Transalpina / Tara Romaneasca, Moldavia / Moldawien / Moldau / Moldova, Transylvania / Siebenbürgen / Transilvania for which I can usually make rough estimates of value based on past public sales. Medieval coinage of Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary is also a field of interest but I usually can provide only identification, not evaluation, because of insufficient bibliography. Questions about coins of the Ottoman Empire and of the Golden Horde might get answer if you allow double of the usual time of 2 days. I cannot answer questions about medieval coins of Western European states or any Russian coins except Sadagura issues (1771-1774), nor questions about ancient or modern coins. NOTE: I will need to see at least a decent picture or a scan of any specific coin you ask about (with both sides, obverse and reverse). Please do not ask what a coin is worth without sending clear images of it along with your question.

Experience

Over 20 years of coin collecting as a hobby (ended, switching to study of other public and private collections), access to good numismatic libraries and various online and offline resources.

Organizations
Member of Romanian Numismatic Society.

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Cercetari Numismatice (Bucuresti)/ Numismatic Research (Bucharest).

Education/Credentials
Biochemistry graduate, History undergraduate.

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