Title: Hlinená forma na odlievanie falošných mincí z Pustého hradu vo Zvolene

(Counterfeiting Coin Mold from the Deserted Castle (Pustý hrad) in Zvolen)

Abstract: The aim of the article is to draw attention to a sole find of a clay mold for casting counterfeit coins of Emperor Leopold I. The artifact was unexpectedly unearthed at the National Cultural Monument Pustý hrad (Deserted Castle) in Zvolen. In the 2019 research season, during the excavation of the rubble backfill of the flanking tower ditch in the eastern line of the Upper Castles fortification, five fragments from a casting mold were discovered. The item serves as proof of counterfeiting activity, and it is a unique modern find, dated at the end of the 17th Century, not only from Deserted Castle, but in general from the territory of Slovakia, as we do not know a similar artefact from other castles.

Authors: HUNKA, Ján † – BELJAK PAŽINOVÁ, Noémi – BELJAK, Ján

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2021.25.1.153-165

Publication order reference:

Ján Beljak – Archeologický ústav SAV, Akademická 2, 949 21 Nitra, Slovak Republic, mail: jan.beljak@savba.sk

Noémi Beljak Pažinová – Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Katedra archeológie, Hodžova 1, 949 74 Nitra, Slovak Republic, mail: nbpazinova@ukf.sk

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2021, vol.: 25, number: 1, pages: 153-165

Key words: Middle Slovakia; Deserted castle (Pustý hrad); 17th Century; Production of Counterfeit Coins;

Language: Slovak