Poland 1813 2 Zloty



2 Zloty. 6,69 grams.

Siege of Zamość


Condition: VF

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Year 1813
Face value 2 Zloty
Metal Silver
Weight 6,69 g

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Zamosc was the site of a large series of fortifications in southeastern Poland. The forts were here besieged twice during the Napoleonic Wars, once in 1809, when the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw surrounded and defeated the Austrian defenders and then in 1813 by the Russians. Following the disastrous withdrawal of the French Army from Moscow, troops commanded by General Rath moved west, besieging the forts in Zamosc in February 1813. Polish defenders resisted for nine months before finally capitulating in mid-November. The silver and copper coins were minted during later headquarters, with copper obtained from the circulation of Austrian and silver coins from a local Franciscan monastery. The coins were collected and melted by the Russian authorities after the fall of the fort.