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Russian XVIth c. Silver Wire Polushka. Vasili IV Shúyskiy! Very Small and RARE

Russian XVIth c. Silver Wire Polushka. Vasili IV Shúyskiy! Very Small and RARE

Russian XVIth c. Silver Wire Polushka. Vasili IV Shúyskiy! Very Small and RARE    Russian XVIth c. Silver Wire Polushka. Vasili IV Shúyskiy! Very Small and RARE

19 May 1606 - 19 July 1610. 1 Polushka = 1/2 Denga = 1/4 Kopeck = 1/400 Ruble (0.0025). Were a Rurikid family of boyars descending from Grand Duke Dmitry Konstantinovich of Vladimir-Suzdal and Prince Andrey Yaroslavich, brother to Alexander Nevsky. Their name is derived from the town of Shuya, of which they gained ownership in 1403. The foundations for their fortunes in Muscovite service were laid by Prince.

("the Pale"), who was dispatched by Ivan III to govern Pskov and then Nizhny Novgorod (1478-80). The following year, he devastated Livonia and was sent as a governor to Novgorod. In 1487, he was recorded as leading a Russian contingent against Kazan. The Shuiskys represented a senior line among the descendants of Vsevolod the Big Nest and therefore treated the ruling princes of Muscovy, who were descended from a junior line, with arrogance.

Vasily Bledny's grand nephew, Prince. ("the Mute") was Grand Prince Vasily III's taciturn aide-de-camp who accompanied him on every military campaign and became a "grey cardinal" of Muscovite politics. In 1517, he defeated forces of Poland and Lithuania under Konstantin Ostrogski as part of the 4th Muscovite-Lithuanian War. Six years later, Vasily Nemoy led a Russian expedition along the Volga against Kazan. Upon the death of Vasily III's widow, Elena Glinskaya, he challenged the authority of Prince Ivan Belsky, procured his incarceration, married Anastasia of Kazan (Ivan III's granddaughter), and proclaimed himself regent for Vasily III's heir, the young Ivan IV, in 1538. Vasily Nemoy died later that year, and the power of the regency devolved upon his younger brother, Prince. Who began his rule by ousting Metropolitan Daniel from office and contriving the election of Joasaphus Skripitsin as the new head of the Russian Orthodox Church. He also released from prison his cousin, Prince.

Who had governed Yugoria and Nizhny Novgorod during Vasily III's reign before having been incarcerated on charges of high treason. Pending Ivan IV's majority, Ivan and Andrey were de-facto rulers of Russia. Their arrogant and unruly behavior provoked the anger and frustration of the young sovereign, thus sowing seeds for his future wide-scale crackdown on the Russian nobility.

In one of his letters to Prince Kurbsky Ivan painfully recalls that Prince Andrey Shuisky had put his dirty boots on his bed. The matter ended with Andrey being thrown into a cell full of hungry dogs and devoured by them (1543). In 1540, Metropolitan Joasaphus managed to recall Ivan Belsky from exile, helping him clear the court of the Shuiskys. Two years later, Ivan Shuisky instigated a military revolt and again gained power. He had Macarius elected the new metropolitan and regent, but Macarius gradually ousted him from the Kremlin and persuaded him to resign his powers.

Ivan Vasilevich Shuisky died in semi-obscurity in 1546. Andrey Mikhailovich's elder brother, Prince. Was one of the leading Muscovite generals between 1531 and his death in 1559.

During the regency of Elena Glinskaya he served as the governor of Moscow and of Kholmogory. In 1540, he was put in charge of the Russian army operating in Livonia. In 1542 he routed the Crimean Tatars. Two years later, he was recorded as operating against Kazan. In the late 1540s, he administrated the royal palaces.

In 1553, Ivan Pleten' signed an armistice with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. During the later part of Ivan IV's reign, the Shuiskys stood aloof from the macabre politics of the Oprichnina.

Probably the most skillful of Ivan's generals was Prince. Who advised the Tsar on military reform in the 1550s and presided over the Russian army during the siege and capture of Kazan in 1552. He was executed on fabricated charges in February 1565. Also from a cadet line of the family, commanded the defence of Pskov during its prolonged siege by Stefan Báthory. Tsar Feodor, upon making Ivan Petrovich his military advisor, devolved on him enormous revenues supplied by Pskov's merchants.

Soon enough, however, the Pskovian hero was found guilty of conspiring against Boris Godunov and exiled into Belozersk, where he died on November 16, 1588. The last of the Shuiskys. The last of the Russian Shuiskys were four brothers. (briefly Russian tsar as Vasily IV). Infamous for having poisoned his brilliant cousin, Prince. All four were boyars and grandsons of Andrey Mikhailovich. The last scion of the family, Ivan Pugovka, was put in charge of the courts in Moscow during the reign of his brother-in-law Vasily IV. Pugovka outlived his brothers after he was taken with them into captivity in Poland as a result of Vasily IV's fall in 1610, and managed to return and marry a sister of Tsarina Maria Dolgorukova. Upon his death in 1638 the family went extinct, although one branch reportedly survives in Poland. "Russian Coins from the time of Ivan the Terrible to Peter the Great" 1989. Thank you for your interest. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Europe\Russia\Empire (up to 1917)". The seller is "kyegorov" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Year: 1533-1584
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Unknown
  • Composition: Silver
  • Denomination: Polushka

Russian XVIth c. Silver Wire Polushka. Vasili IV Shúyskiy! Very Small and RARE    Russian XVIth c. Silver Wire Polushka. Vasili IV Shúyskiy! Very Small and RARE