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Mojmír II, ruler of Great Moravia

5 000 Sk commemorative gold coin

Banknotes and coins, Mojmír II, ruler of Great Moravia
Banknotes and coins, Mojmír II, ruler of Great Moravia

Mojmír II, the elder of the two sons of the Great Moravian ruler Svätopluk I, was born after 871 and became the Prince of Great Moravia after his father’s death in 894. The young ruler failed to keep the large empire intact. Over time, he lost several territories. In 896 Hungarians settled down as allies in the Great Moravian region along the Tisa river. The country was affected by conflicts between Mojmír and his brother Svätopluk II, who was supported by Bavarians. Their military confrontation ended in 899 with Mojmír’s victory, but left his army weakened. The arrival of three papal legates, who ordained a new Moravian archbishop and three bishops, was a major success. The country’s own church jurisdiction supported the ruler. However, as more Hungarians streamed into the Tisa basin, their alliance with the Moravians came to an end and they attacked Great Moravia in 900. Mojmir dropped his disputes with Bavarians to form an anti-Hungarian alliance in 901. However, a sweeping Hungarian raid in 906 left the Great Moravian state shattered. It is likely that Mojmír II, the last ruler of Great Moravia, died defending his country around 906.

  • Description of the coin

    The church of Saint Margarita from Antioch in Kopčany with earrings from the period of Great Moravia on its sides is depicted on the obverse of the coin. The name of the state, SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA, is located in the bottom section of the coin on the left and right. The state shield is in the middle and 2006, the mintage year is situated under it, Sk 5000, the nominal value of the coin is above it in two lines. MR, the initials of the author of the design are next to the earring near the right edge, and MK, the trademark of the Kremnica Mint is next to the earring near the left edge of the coin.

    The fictitious portrait of Mojmír II is depicted on the reverse, the handle of the sword on the stylized background is situated under it. An earring and parts of two swords are to the left of the portrait, the decoration of the horse harness is on the right. The words VEĽKOMORAVSKÉ KNIEŽA (the Great Moravian Prince) are inscribed on the bottom part on the left and MOJMÍR II on the right. The years 894 ” 906 designating the period in which Mojmír II ruled are near the the right upper edge.

  • Coin details
    Designer:Miroslav Ronai
    Composition:Au 900, Ag 75, Cu 25
    Weight:9.5 g
    Diameter:26 mm
    Producer:Kremnica Mint
    Engraver:Dalibor Schmidt
    Issuing volume:4,000 in proof quality
    Issuing date:21 November 2006