Hungary, Louis I 'Saracen Head, Silver Denar GVF
Louis I ‘the great’ was king of Hungary, Croatia and Poland between 1342-1382 and this issue was one of the last he issued between 1373 and 1382. This type was struck by the Saracenus brothers Johannes and Jacobus who operated mints at the time to strike coins for the king. The Saracenus brothers were of Italian descent and the Saracen’s head appeared on their coat of arms.
The legend around the head reads MONETA LODOVICI – Money of Lajos (Louis). On
the reverse is a double cross with the legend REGIS HUNGARIE – King of Hungary. These
coins grade Good Very Fine