Kladské peníze českého typu Oldřicha z Hardeka / Coins of the Bohemian type struck under Oldrich of Hardegg in Kłodzko
|Citation||BRÁDLE, Vojtěch . Kladské peníze českého typu Oldřicha z Hardeka / Coins of the Bohemian type struck under Oldrich of Hardegg in Kłodzko. Numismatické listy. Prague: National Museum, 2017, 72(1-2), 54-66. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/nl-2017-0007. ISSN 0029-6074. Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/nl/72-1-2/kladske-penize-ceskeho-typu-oldricha-z-hardeka-coins-of-the-bohemian-type-struck-under-oldrich-of-hardegg-in-kodzko|
In time of Oldrich of Hardegg († 1536), three small silver denominations copying different coins were produced in Kłodzko. While the pfennigs of the Austrian type are known mainly from hoards in the Austrian territory, the hellers of the Silesian type and the coins of the Bohemian type are documented mostly in the Czech Lands. White coins struck under Vladislaus II Jagiellon (1471–1516) served as prototypes for the copies of the Bohemian type. Issuers of the coins of the Bohemian type in Kłodzko can be easily identified from their marginal legends: there is the name of Oldrich with his title the Count of Hardegg or the Count of Kłodzko legible there. Based on iconographical analysis, analysis of hoards and information from the written sources, it is possible to judge that these coins were struck perhaps in 1512/1513–1514. Because of their extraordinary similarity with official coins, the ruler banned their production starting with March 17, 1514.