Торнезета от средновековния град Лютица

Tornesels from the Medieval town of Lyutitsa


  • Filip Petrunov Българска академия на науките, Национален археологически институт с музей, Секция за средновековна археология, София 1000, ул. „Съборна“ № 2


tornesels (tornesi), new numismatic data, John V Palaeologus, Middle Ages, coins of the Crusader states, Lyutitsa


The medieval town of Lyutitsa is situated in Ivaylovgrad Municipality, Haskovo region. Just a few kilometres away from the Bulgarian-Greek border and facing directly Adrianople and the southern Thracian plain, Lyutitsa is one of the most strategic sites in the border area. This paper presents 28 coins, highly truncated, unidentifiable tornesels (tornesi) used from the late 13th to the late 14th century. Apart from these, 10 more coins were unearthed in the period 2002 – 2022 attributable to the coinage of: Charles I of Anjou (1278 – 1285); William de la Roche (1280 – 1287); Guy II de la Roche (1287 – 1308); Isabella de Villehardouin (1297 – 1301); John II of Orsini (1323 – 1335); Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328 – 1341); John V Palaeologus (1341 – 1367), representing some of the coins circulating in the town from the late 13th to the second half of the 14th century.




How to Cite

Petrunov, F. (2023) “Торнезета от средновековния град Лютица: Tornesels from the Medieval town of Lyutitsa”, Numismatics, Sigillography and Epigraphy | Нумизматика, сфрагистика и епиграфика, 19, pp. 105–116. Available at: https://publications.naim.bg/index.php/NSE/article/view/391 (Accessed: 20 July 2024).



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