Bogislaw, baby! What a cool profile of him. Don’t think I’d wanna mess with the man.

In Polish, Bogusław? Bogus law?!

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This coin was apparently minted in 1633 during the reign of Bogislaw XIV. Some of my ancestors were likely among his subjects. He was a duke in Pomerania, the Latin word for the German Pommern, a region of land on the shores of the Baltic Sea.

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