Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "sword" aspra of Smederevo, 1.07g.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and globus cruciger, Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (DESPOT DJURDJ).

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), circular Serbian legend: CMДPBO (SMDRVO - Smederevo).

Reference: J 134, Jov 42-35, LJ (XIII-14), I (45.23).

Comment: Lovely condition and detail of this standard issue.

Reference: #DJB32

Not For Sale

Value: £150-£200

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "sword" aspra of Novo Brdo.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and globus cruciger, Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (DESPOT DJURDJ).

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), circular Serbian legend: NB БРД (NOVO BRDO).

Reference: J 139, Jov 42-37, I (45.31).

Comment: Very rare. The rarest of the named mint aspra series of Djuradj Brankovic, the Novo Brdo types are considerably harder to find than the very scarce Rudnik mint issues. 

There are only 15 registered examples.

Reference: #DJB33

Not For Sale

Value: £300-£350

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "sword" aspra of Rudnik, 0.96g, 14mm.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and globus cruciger, Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (DESPOT DJURDJ).

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), circular Serbian legend: PUДNHKb (RUDNIK).

Reference: J 138, Jov 42-36, LJ (XIII-15). I (45.29).

Comment: Rudnik issue rare but not as Novo Brdo issue above.

Reference: #DJB34

Not For Sale

Value: £200-£250

 
 

 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "4 lines" dinar.

Obverse: In 4 lines Serbian legend: ГNЬ ДЕСПО ТЬГЮP ЬГЬГ ("SIR DESPOT DJURADJ")

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), stars around.

Reference: J 121, Jov 42-9, LJ (XIII-17), I (45.8).

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot, minted after 1427. Faded 4th line so not very visible. Lion in great detailed condition with lovely natural patina.

Reference: #DJB14

Not For Sale

Value: £100-£150

 
 

 

Despot Djuradj (George) Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "4 lines" dinar.

Obverse: In 4 lines Serbian legend ГNЬ ДЕСПО ТЬГЮP ЬГЬГ ("SIR DESPOT DJURADJ").

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), stars around.

Reference: J 121, Jov 42-9, LJ (XIII-17), I (45.8).

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot, minted after 1427. Sides little bit faded. Lion with lovely natural patina but faded too.


Order info: #DJB15

For Sale. Price: £75.00

 
 

 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "4 lines" dinar.

Obverse: In 4 lines Serbian legend ГNЬ ДЕСПО ТЬГЮP ЬГЬГ ("SIR DESPOT DJURADJ").

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), stars around.

Reference: J 121, Jov 42-9, LJ (XIII-17), I (45.8).

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot, minted after 1427. Sides little bit faded. Lion with lovely natural patina but faded too.

Order info: #DJB16

For Sale. Price: £75.00

 
 

 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "4 lines" dinar.

Obverse: In 4 lines Serbian legend ГNЬ ДЕСПО ТЬГЮP ЬГЬГ ("SIR DESPOT DJURADJ")

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), stars around.

Reference: J 121, Jov 42-9, LJ (XIII-17), I (45.8).

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot, minted after 1427. Good detail but slightly mistruck. Lion with lovely natural patina but faded too.

Order info: #DJB17

For Sale. Price: £65.00

 
 

 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "4 lines" dinar.

Obverse: In 4 lines Serbian legend ГNЬ ДЕСПО ТЬГЮP ЬГЬГ ("SIR DESPOT DJURADJ").

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), stars around.

Reference: J 121, Jov 42-9, LJ (XIII-17), I (45.8).

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot, minted after 1427. 1st line little bit faded. Lion with lovely discoloring, natural patina and in great condition.


Reference: #DJB18

Not For Sale

Value: £100-£150

 
 

 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "4 lines" dinar.

Obverse: In 4 lines Serbian legend ГNЬ ДЕСПО ТЬГЮP ЬГЬГ ("SIR DESPOT DJURADJ").

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), stars around.

Reference: J 121, Jov 42-9, LJ (XIII-17), I (45.8).

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot, minted after 1427. Sides little bit faded. Lion with lovely natural patina but faded too.


Order info: #DJB19

For Sale. Price: £75.00

 
 

 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "4 lines" dinar.

Obverse: In 4 lines Serbian legend ГNЬ ДЕСПО ТЬГЮP ЬГЬГ ("SIR DESPOT DJURADJ").

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), stars around.

Reference: J 121, Jov 42-9, LJ (XIII-17), I (45.8).

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot, minted after 1427. Middle little bit faded. Lion with lovely natural patina but faded too.


Order info: #DJB20

For Sale. Price: £65.00

 
 

 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "lion" dinar.

Obverse: Lion marching with Serbian legend around: +ГNЬ ДЕСПОТ ГЮPЬГЬГ ("SIR DESPOT DJURADJ").

Reverse: Christ facing on low back throne ornamented with lilies on each side, Greek legend IC - XT (Jesus Christ) above.

Reference: J 124v, Jov 42-22.

Comment: Different from usual examples with Christ sitting on the throne and IC XT initials which is different from standard IC XC. ДЕСПОТ on the obverse also unlike most,starts at around 100 degree just under the tail of the lion. Nice condition and toning.

Reference: #DJB21

Not For Sale

Value: £200-£250

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "lion" dinar.

Obverse: Lion rampant (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) with star on the bottom, Serbian legend +ГNЬ ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (SIR DESPOT GJURGJ) around.

Reverse: Christ in glory, seating on the throne holding Gospels with his left and with raised right hand, IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above.

Reference: J 122, Jov 42-20.

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot probably because this type was issued after 1427. ДЕСПОТ starts at around 80 degree from the top of the lions tail.

Reference: #DJB22

Not For Sale

Value: £200-£250

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "lion" dinar.

Obverse: Lion rampant (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) with a star on the bottom, Serbian legend +ГNЬ ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (SIR DESPOT GJURGJ) around.

Reverse: Christ in glory, seating on the throne holding Gospels with his left and with raised right hand, IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above.

Reference: J 122, Jov 42-20.

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord". Faded but still plenty detail. ДЕСПОТ starts at around 80 degree from the top of the lions tail.

Reference: #DJB23

Not For Sale

Value: £200-£250

 
 

 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-56), silver "lion" dinar.

Obverse: Lion marching with Serbian legend around: +ГNЬ ДЕСПОТ ГЮPЬГЬГ ("SIR DESPOT DJURADJ").

Reverse: Christ facing on low back throne ornamented with lilies on each side, Greek legend IC - XT (Jesus Christ) above.

Reference: J 124v, Jov 42-22.

Comment: Different from usual examples with Christ sitting on the throne and IC XT initials which is different from standard IC XC. ДЕСПОТ starts at around 80 degree from the top of the lions tail.Nice condition and toning. Lion mistruck.


Order info: #DJB24

For Sale. Price: £140.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "monogram" dinar.

Obverse: Circular Serbian legend +ГNЬ ДЕСПОTЬ (SIR DESPOT) around and monogram ГЮPЬГЬ (DJURADJ) in the middle.

Reverse: Lion (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) marching to the left, surrounded by stars.

Reference: J 123, Jov 42-21, LJ (XIII-23), I (45.12).

Comment: Monogram type as a interesting play with letters. Monogram and lion in good detail.

Order info: #DJB25

For Sale. Price: £95.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "monogram" dinar.

Obverse: Circular Serbian legend +ГNЬ ДЕСПОTЬ (SIR DESPOT) around and monogram ГЮPЬГЬ (DJURADJ) in the middle.

Reverse: Lion (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) marching to the left, surrounded by stars.

Reference: J 123, Jov 42-21, LJ (XIII-23), I (45.12).

Comment: Monogram type as a interesting play with letters. Monogram and lion in good detail.


Reference: #DJB26

Not For Sale

Value: £100-£150

 
 


Despot Djuradj (George) Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "monogram" dinar.

Obverse: Circular Serbian legend +ГNЬ ДЕСПОTЬ (SIR DESPOT) around and monogram ГЮPЬГЬ (DJURADJ) in the middle.

Reverse: Lion (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) marching to the left, surrounded by stars.

Reference: J 123, Jov 42-21, LJ (XIII-23), I (45.12).

Comment: Monogram type as a interesting play with letters. Monogram and lion in faded condition.


Order info: #DJB27

For Sale. Price: £75.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "monogram" dinar.

Obverse: Circular Serbian legend +ГNЬ ДЕСПОTЬ (SIR DESPOT) around and monogram ГЮPЬГЬ (DJURADJ) in the middle.

Reverse: Lion (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) marching to the left, surrounded by stars.

Reference: J 123, Jov 42-21, LJ (XIII-23), I (45.12).

Comment: Monogram type as a interesting play with letters. Monogram and lion in faded condition.


Order info: #DJB28

For Sale. Price: £45.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "monogram" dinar.

Obverse: Circular Serbian legend +ГNЬ ДЕСПОTЬ (SIR DESPOT) around and monogram ГЮPЬГЬ (DJURADJ) in the middle.

Reverse: Lion (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) marching to the left, surrounded by stars.

Reference: J 123, Jov 42-21, LJ (XIII-23), I (45.12).

Comment: Monogram type as a interesting play with letters. Monogram and lion in good detail.

Order info: #DJB29

For Sale. Price: £85.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "monogram" dinar.

Obverse: Circular Serbian legend +ГNЬ ДЕСПОTЬ (SIR DESPOT) around and monogram ГЮPЬГЬ (DJURADJ) in the middle.

Reverse: Lion (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) marching to the left, surrounded by stars.

Reference: J 123, Jov 42-21, LJ (XIII-23), I (45.12).

Comment: Monogram type as a interesting play with letters. Discoloration and blue toning. Monogram in good detail but lion faded.


Order info: #DJB30

For Sale. Price: £55.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "monogram" dinar.

Obverse: Circular Serbian legend +ГNЬ ДЕСПОTЬ (SIR DESPOT) around and monogram ГЮPЬГЬ (DJURADJ) in the middle.

Reverse: Lion (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) marching to the left, surrounded by stars.

Reference: J 123, Jov 42-21, LJ (XIII-23), I (45.12).

Comment: Monogram type as a interesting play with letters. Monogram and lion in good detail.


Order info: #DJB31

For Sale. Price: £110.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "monogram" aspra, 1g.

Obverse: Serbian Cyrillic monogram ГЮРГЬ (DJURADJ) surmounted by his crowned head, stars and lilies around.

Reverse: Serbian Cyrillic monogram ДЕСПОТЬ (DESPOT) with lilies.

Reference: J 129, Jov 42-30, LJ (XIII-24), I (45.34).

Comment: Very rare and hard to find. Clear despot head above monogram. Double struck reverse. Middle son of Vuk Brankovic also known as Djuradj Vukovic (son of Vuk). Master of Kosovo 1402-1412 (no despot title) and Despot of Raska 1427-1456 (with despot title) after unexpected death of Despot Stefan Lazarevic in 1427. He died December 24th 1456 and was buried in the Church of Kriva Reka.


Reference: #DJB01

Not For Sale

Value: £300-£350

 
 


Despot Djuradj (George) Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver "monogram" aspra. 1.1g, Jovanovic owned.

Obverse: Serbian Cyrillic monogram ГЮРГЬ (DJURADJ), stars and lilies around.

Reverse: Serbian Cyrillic monogram ДЕСПОТЬ (DESPOT) with lilies.

Reference: J 128, Jov 42-29, LJ (Description 179/5), I (45.33).

Comment: Owned by Jovanovic himself and pictured in his book "Serbien Medieval Coins" Belgrade 2002 page 135, type 29, no1. Like above just without despot head on the obverse. Sold by his widow after his death. Very clean, detailed and rare example.


Reference: #DJB02

Not For Sale

Value: £300-£350

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver aspra of Novo Brdo, 1.1g

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and globus cruciger, Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (DESPOT DJURDJ)

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), circular Serbian legend: NB БРД (NOVO BRDO)

Reference: J 139, Jov 42-37, I (45.31)

Comment: Very rare. The rarest of the named mint aspra series of Djuradj Brankovic, the Novo Brdo types are considerably harder to find than the very scarce Rudnik mint issues. 

There are only 15 registered examples.


Order info: #DJB03

For Sale. Price: £250.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver aspra of Rudnik, 1g

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and globus cruciger, Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (DESPOT DJURDJ)

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), circular Serbian legend: PUДNHKb (RUDNIK)

Reference: J 138, Jov 42-36, LJ (XIII-15). I (45.29)

Comment: Rudnik issue rare but not as Novo Brdo issue above.


Order info: #DJB04. (SOLD)

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver aspra of Smederevo, 0.9g

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj standing, in cloak and crown, with drawn sword and globus cruciger, Serbian legend: ГNЬ ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (SIR DESPOT DJURDJ)

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), 2 stars and circular Serbian legend: CMДPBO (SMDRVO)

Reference: J 133, Jov 42-33, LJ (XIII-16), I (45.24)

Comment: More common Smederevo issue.

During his reign the Serbian capital was moved to Smederevo (near Belgrade) after the Second Battle of Kosovo. After he was appointed as a successor for his uncle, Despot Stefan Lazarević, Branković's rule was marked by new conflicts and the fall of Kosovo and Metohia to the Ottoman Empire. Branković allied himself with the Kingdom of Hungary. In 1439 the Ottomans captured Smederevo, the Branković's capital. The prince fled to the Kingdom of Hungary. 


Order info: #DJB05. (SOLD) 

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver aspra of Smederevo, 0.9g

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj standing, in cloak and crown, with drawn sword and globus cruciger, outside inner circle Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (DESPOT DJURDJ)

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), 2 stars and circular Serbian legend: CMДPBO (SMDRVO)

Reference: Jov 42-34, I (45.19)

Comment: More common Smederevo issue.

Despot Branković traveled from Hungary to Zeta, accompanied with several hundred cavalry and his wife. He first went to Zagreb, to his sister Katarina who was a wife of Ulrich II, Count of Celje. Then he arrived to Dubrovnik at the end of July 1440 and after several days continued his journey toward his coastal towns Budva and Bar which became new capitol of the remaining part of his despotate.  

 

Order info: #DJB06. (SOLD)

 
 


Despot Djuradj (George) Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver aspra of Smederevo, 0.9g

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and globus cruciger, Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (DESPOT DJURDJ) 

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), circular Serbian legend: CMДPBO (SMDRVO) 

Reference: J 134, Jov 42-35, LJ (XIII-14), I (45.23)

Comment: Like issues above just without stars at the lions feet and no inner circle behind despot on the obverse.


Order info: #DJB07

For Sale. Price: £75.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver aspra of Smederevo, 1.1g

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and globus cruciger, Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (DESPOT DJURDJ) 

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), circular Serbian legend: CДPBOO (SMDRVO) 

Reference: J 134, Jov 42-35, LJ (XIII-14), I (45.23)

Comment: Like issues above just with different reverse letters, without stars at the lions feet and no inner circle behind despot on the obverse. Double struck reverse.

 

Order info: #DJB08

For Sale. Price: £75.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver dinar, 0.9g

Obverse: Lion rampant (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family), Serbian legend +ГОСПОДНNЬ ГЮРГЬ (SIR GJURGJ) around

Reverse: Christ in glory, standing, facing and holding Gospels, IC - XC

Reference: J 119, Jov 42-3, LJ (XIII-6), I (45.2)

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", omitting the more important rank of despot probably because this type was issued 1402-1412 when Djuradj was Master of Kosovo.

There are only 22 registered examples.


Reference: #DJB09

Not For Sale

Value: £150-£200

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver dinar, 0.9g

Obverse: Lion rampant (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) with star on the bottom, Serbian legend +ГNЬ ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (SIR DESPOT GJURGJ) around.

Reverse: Christ in glory, seating on the throne holding Gospels with his left and with raised right hand, IC - XC

Reference: J 122, Jov 42-20

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot probably because this type was issued after 1427 when Hungarian King Sigismund after death of Stefan Lazarevic declares him Despot of Serbia. ДЕСПОТ starts at around 80 degree from the top of the lions tail.

There are only 16 registered examples.


Order info: #DJB10

For Sale. Price: £155.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver dinar, 0.9g 

Obverse: In4 lines Serbian legend ГNЬ ДЕСПО ТЬГЮP ЬГЬГ ("SIR DESPOT DJURADJ")

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), stars around

Reference: J 121, Jov 42-9, LJ (XIII-17), I (45.8)

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot, minted after 1427.

The Ottoman sultan reacted to the throne change, and the Hungarian influence which was felt more than he could afford, with sending an army into Serbia, which conquered Niš, Kruševac and besieged Novo Brdo. As to secure his prestige in Serbia, which had been weakened due to him, King Sigismund sent Despot Djuradj his own army. The combined army destroyed a large Ottoman detachment near Ravanica. 


Order info: #DJB11

For Sale. Price: £95.00

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver dinar, 0.6g

Obverse: 3-line Serbian legend ГNЬ / ДЕСПО / TГЬ ("SIR DESPOT DJURADJ"), underlined, with pellets

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), 4 lilies around, all in circle

Reference: J 126, Jov 42-13.3

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot, minted after 1427.  

His portrait in the illuminated manuscript of Esphigmenou (1429) depicts him with a mild beard, while the French nobleman Bertrandon de la Broquière who guested Đurađ in 1433 said of him "nice lord and large [in person]". 

Reference: #DJB12

Not For Sale

Value: £100-£150

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456), silver dinar, 0.6g

Obverse: Circular Serbian legend +ГNЬ ДЕСПОTЬ (SIR DESPOT)around and monogram ГЮPЬГЬ (DJURADJ) in the middle.

Reverse: Lion (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) marching to the left, surrounded by stars

Reference: J 123, Jov 42-21, LJ (XIII-23), I (45.12)

Comment: Rare early type that spells out title "Sir" or "Lord", including the more important rank of Despot, minted after 1427.  


Order info: #DJB13

For Sale. Price: £55.00

 
 

 

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