Mojmír II, ruler of Great Moravia

5 000 Sk Commemorative Gold Coin

Mojmir II, the elder of the two sons of the Great Moravian ruler Svatopluk I, was born after 871 and became the Prince of Great Moravia after his father's death in 894. The young ruler failed to keep the large empire intact. Over time, he lost several territories. In 896 Hungarians settled down as allies in the Great Moravian region along the Tisa river. The country was affected by conflicts between Mojmir and his brother Svatopluk II, who was supported by Bavarians. Their military confrontation ended in 899 with Mojmir's victory, but left his army weakened. The arrival of three papal legates, who ordained a new Moravian archbishop and three bishops, was a major success. The country's own church jurisdiction supported the ruler. However, as more Hungarians streamed into the Tisa basin, their alliance with the Moravians came to an end and they attacked Great Moravia in 900. Mojmir dropped his disputes with Bavarians to form an anti-Hungarian alliance in 901. However, a sweeping Hungarian raid in 906 left the Great Moravian state shattered. It is likely that Mojmir II, the last ruler of Great Moravia, died defending his country around 906.

Description of the coin

Obverse

Obverse:
The church of Saint Margarita from Antioch in Kopcany with earrings from the period of Great Moravia on its sides is depicted on the obverse of the coin. The name of the state, SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA, is located in the bottom section of the coin on the left and right. The state shield is in the middle and 2006, the mintage year is situated under it, Sk 5000, the nominal value of the coin is above it in two lines. MR, the initials of the author of the design are next to the earring near the right edge, and MK, the trademark of the Kremnica Mint is next to the earring near the left edge of the coin.

Reserve

Reverse:
The fictitious portrait of Mojmir II is depicted on the reverse, the handle of the sword on the stylized background is situated under it. An earring and parts of two swords are to the left of the portrait, the decoration of the horse harness is on the right. The words VELKOMORAVSKE KNIEZA (the Great Moravian Prince) are inscribed on the bottom part on the left and MOJMIR II on the right. The years 894 " 906 designating the period in which Mojmir II ruled are near the the right upper edge.

Coin's data

Designer: Miroslav Ronai
Material: Au 900, Ag 75, Cu 25
Weight: 9,5 g
Diameter: 26 mm
Edge: milled
Producer: Kremnica Mint
Engraver: Dalibor Schmidt
Number of
pieces minted:
4,000 proof
limited mintage is 7,000
Date of issue: 21 November 2006

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