Matthias Corvinus (1458-1490)

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                                                                                                                                                      Korvín MatejMatthias Corvinus (in modern Hungarian Hunyadi (Corvin) Mátyás or just Mátyás király; * February 23, 1443 Cluj - April 6, 1490, Vienna) was a Hungarian king from 1458 to 1490, from 1486 an Austrian duke and from 1469 he also claimed the title of the Czech king.

Matthias Corvinus came from the Huňady family and his father John Hunady was the richest nobleman in Hungary. Under his rule, the country flourished economically and culturally. The ideas of humanism and the Renaissance penetrated the Kingdom of Hungary during the reign of Matthias Corvinus.
Due to the fact that Matthias Corvinus ruled for quite a long time, his mint is quite rich. Ducats were minted in the Kremnica, Nagyabanya and Sibín mints. He also published pennies of denarii and oboluses. Ducats are known in various 19 types with variants of coin marks and various descriptions (Gold Book 1325-1540 András Lengyel). The coins minted under Matej Korvín were, among others, in the treasure found in 2000 by a resident of Čadca while digging the foundations for a new fence near the family house in Horelice. The largest find of Matthias Corvinus's ducats contains Košice's golden treasure found in 1935 - 110 pieces.


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