Stephen I, also known as King Saint Stephen (Hungarian: Szent István király; Latin: Sanctus Stephanus; Slovak: Štefan I. or Štefan Veľký; c. 975 – 15 August 1038 AD), was the last Grand Prince of the Hungarians between 997 and 1000 or 1001, and the first King of Hungary from 1000 or 1001 until his death in 1038.
After succeeding his father in 997, Stephen had to fight for the throne against his relative, Koppány, who was supported by large numbers of pagan warriors. He defeated Koppány mainly with the assistance of foreign knights, including Vecelin, Hont and Pázmány, but also with help from native lords. He was crowned on 25 December 1000 or 1 January 1001 with a crown sent by Pope Sylvester II. In a series of wars against semi-independent tribes and chieftains—including the Black Hungarians and his uncle, Gyula the Younger—he unified the Carpathian Basin. He protected the independence of his kingdom by forcing the invading troops of Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, to withdraw from Hungary in 1030.
Specifications 100 Forint: (Szaz)
Rev - Crowned Bust facing, St. Stephens
Obv - Signature of St. Stephens, denominations, date
Size - 37 mm
Alloy - Silver
Weight - 22 grams (w capsule)
Specifications 50 Forint: (Otven)
Rev - St. Stephens on Horseback
Obv - Central Designs, denominations, date
Size - 34 mm
Alloy - Silver
Weight - 16 grams (w capsule)
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