Large-sized Bohemian bracteates about which I wrote in the previous issue of this journal (see Money Trend 3/2021) changed their size and form during the 1250s. At that time, Bohemian coins began to be struck independently on Meissen models. Meissen – Bohemia monetary union within which the first Bohemian bracteates had been issued since about 1222 lost its significance. Premysl II Ottokar, King of Bohemia (1253–1278) and Duke of Austria (1251–1276), was the initiator of this change.”
Nevertheless, the improvement of currency conditions did not come immediately. Given the fact that the large-sized bracteates of the Meissen style were widely used in Bohemia in the 1240s and 1250s, the new king continued in their minting still some years, even though the union with the Margraviate of Meissen fell into a disadvantage for him owing to his new foreign policy orientation (Ottokar became the Duke of Austria in 1251).