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The Numismatic Evidence of the Mongol Invasion in the wider Split Region in March, 1242

Mato Ilkić orcid id ; University of Zadar, Department of Archaeology, Zadar, Croatia
Dejan Filipčić orcid id

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In this paper the authors reinterpret a number of long known hoards from central Dalmatia containing mostly communal coins of Split, associating their hiding with March 1242, when Bela IV, king of Croatia and Hungary escaped to the Adriatic chased by the Mongols. The Mongol invasion could also explain certain individual coin finds
from caves in southeastern Lika and northern Dalmatia that could have been used as temporary shelters for the local population.


king of Croatia and Hungary Bela IV, Mongols, coins from caves, coin hoards, Split, central Dalmatia

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