Russian Yefimoks in Lithuania

Monetary Studies
Volume V   No. 1   March 2001
Research Papers

Eduardas Remecas

The article describes Western European yefimoks counterstamped as of the date 1655 by the Russian tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (1645-1676). The causes of their origination are analysed and 31 such coin relating to Lithuania is described. Nine coins were found in Lithuania: 6 pieces in the Musteniai hoard (Trakai region) (1662/1981), 2 pieces in the ?iauliai hoard (1699/1960), and a single stray find in Vilnius. Twelve yefimoks were in the collection of the resident of Vilnius, A.I. Brodovsky (1859-1928), which is now stored in Vitebsk Museum (Belarus). Four coins were on exhibition in Vilnius Museum of Antiques at the end of the 19th century. Today in Lithuania, six yefimoks are among the exhibits of Trakai Historical Museum, one - in Kaunas Vytautas the Great War Museum, and a few coins are held in private collections.

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