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Introduction » Middle Ages » Bretislaus I Denarius Bohemia 1034-1055 fine silver replica coin


        

Bretislaus I Denarius Bohemia 1034-1055 fine silver replica coin

fine silver | 20 mm | 1.5 g

 

Product no.: M25
Material: fine silver
Size: 20 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Price:
12.00 EUR (13.40 USD)

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fine silver | 20 mm | 1.5 g

Bretislav was an illegitimate son of duke Oldrich and his spouse Bozena (whom Oldrich later married). Probably in 1019 Oldrich appointed Bretislaus as administrator of Moravia recently reannexed to Bohemia. Marrying him off was somewhat complicated as an illegitimate offspring was an unattractive groom. Bretislaus finally resolved the situation on his own in 1021 as he kidnapped Judith (Guta Jitka) the daughter of Bavarian duke Henry from the nunnery in Schweinfurt and married her in 1029.

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