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In the ongoing effort to help keep this coin & paper money chatting place alive, el Heron
is pleased to report the recent acquisition of Euro Central nummer 266.
Number 266 Stralsund im Pommern was acquired through the fine venue of EBAY.
The Coin: Stralsund im Pommern Silver Schilling, dated 38, 17mm somewhat round.
Obverse: The famous Stralsund Arrowhead at center. Legend: MONETA.NOVA.SUND.38.
Reverse: At center is a Christian cross with a small 'S' in one angle.
Middle ages: Stralsund area part of the West Slavic Principality of Rugen.
1168 - Principality of Rugen became part of Danemark.
1234 - Straslow founded as city under 'Lubeck Law'.
City established by Prince Wizlaw First.
1240 - Prince Wizlaw First gives additional land to the city and names area Stralsund.
1293 - Stralsund joins the Hanseatic League.
1325 - Principality of Rugen annexed to Duchy of Pomerania.
1628 - City and area under Swedish rule during 30 years war.
1807 - Stralsund area seized by Army of Napoleon.
1815 - Congress of Vienna placed Stralsund as part of Prussian Province of Pommern.
This issuing entity has been on Heron's 'want list' since about 1982. A fine feeling of
happiness is upon Heron at finding and acquiring this neat coin.
The word Stralow for arrow is from the Slavic Polabiano language.
In year 1538 the Duchy of Pommern was part of the Holy Roman Empire [1227 to 1806].
This coin is an issue of Euro Central & Holy Roman Empire. Apparently not a 'wartime' issue.
And now for some Info Sources:
What happened to that poster that always demanded info sources? Did he or she cross over
the great divide?
List of states of the Holy Roman Empire - wikit.
Duchy of Pomerania - wikit.
NGC world coins.
KM Standard catalog of Germanian coins 1501 to 1601.
Nordvorpommern - wikit.
CRW flags Hansestadtstralsund.
List of conflicts in Europe 16th Century -wikit.
Deutscherbaurnkrieg - wiki.
Pomerania, facts, info, pics, encyclopedia.com.
Das Haus Putbus das Furstentum Rugen Danemark Pommern.
The Polabian Slavs - wikit.
Polabian Language - wikit.
Coinarchives - stralsund.
Images for Stralsund coins - Googly.