During cleaning works at a cemetery in one of the West Pomeranian towns, an unusual discovery was made. An important coin was found.
The disputes between the Polish Crown and the Teutonic Order lasted for hundreds of years. The fighting took place not only militarily, but also economically, religiously and diplomatically. He only put an end to it Prussian Homage, an event from 1525, during which the Grand Master of the Order of the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the German House in Jerusalem, Albrecht Hohenzollern, was vassal of King Sigismund I the Old of Poland. It turns out that one of the last ones has just been found coins with the image of the great master.
Coin with the image of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
According to the website Nauka w Polsce, near the war cemetery in Kamień Pomorski an interesting coin was found. It is triple (3 groszy), coming from the mint in Königsberg. This is evidenced by its presence on the obverse busts of Albrecht Hohenzollern, the last Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, who served in this role in the years 1511-1525. The triplex as such was introduced during the reign of Sigismund the Old and was initially minted from silver, and later from copper.
Archaeologist Grzegorz Kurka in an interview with PAP noted that the occurrence of this type of coin in this region is extremely rare. The coin itself most likely remained lost in the 16th century. There is no certainty as to how the triple ended up in that place. The coin could have belonged to both a resident of Kamień Pomorski and a traveler.
Now the Renaissance coin will undergo conservation, and later in spring or summer it will be exhibited in one of the nearby museums. It is very possible that it will go to the Museum of the History of the Kamieńska Land, which already houses a similar monument.