Descoperiri numismatice și arheologice din nordul Bucovinei (II.1)

  • Nicolai Bodnariuc (Author)
  • Ana Boldureanu (Author)
  • Lilia Dergaciova (Author)
  • Maxim Mordovin (Author)

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The paper discuss some archeological and numismatic artefacts found on the medieval sites in the Hliboca county, Cernăuți region, started in 2019 in the same edition. The site is located between Oprișeni and Stârcea villages, on the Cotovăț river bank, 500-600 meters from it discharge in the Siret river. The site, disappeared in present, can be identified with a settlement existed in the Middle Age and the Modern period, recorded in written sources as a Bârlinți village. Here were found various objects: coins minted by Moldovan Principality and Ottoman Empire, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Polish and Hungarian Kingdom; cloth seals; various decorative and house hold items (other 140 pcs.). In the article at hand we publish only a part of the materials, namely 22 coin specimens minted in the 14th – 16th c. by the Moldovan state, 13 items struck by the Ottoman Empire in the 15th – 16th and 18th cc. and  four custom seals, produced by the Duchy of Burgundy in 15th c., Wrocław town in the 16th c., of the Western Europe in the 15th – 16th cc., and one of the unknown provenience, also made in the Western Europe in the 16th – 17th cc. Objects are of the big importance and notice high economical potential of the Bârlinți population. The publication of the rest of the materials to be continued in the next volume.

Keywords: Archaeology; The Șipeniț/Șipiniț Land; The Principality of Moldova; Bârlinți; Moldavian coinage; Otoman coins; Cloth Seals