Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "snowflake" type. 

Obverse: Big six branch snowflake in the middle of the circle. Serbian legend: + ГНb ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (SIR DESPOT DJURDJ) around.

Reverse: Small lion (Brankovic family emblem), standing, facing left in the middle of the square. Each corner of the square has small cross. Around are four more five branch snowflakes with dots around. 

Reference: J 42 38.2, Jov 42 29.2.

Comment: Extremely rare and highly priced type called snowflake type because of the image resembling natural ice snowflake. In excellent condition with lovely details and patina. Normally these are in very bad condition. 

This example has additional b in description at the end of despots name unlike example published in Jovanovic catalogue 2012 which doesn't have it.

There are only 4 registered examples.

Reference: #DJB41

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £1000-£1200

Djuradj Brankovic with wife Jerina son Grgur on the left and daughter Mara on the right.


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "sword" type of Novo Brdo. 13mm, 1.2g.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and holdingglobus. 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 in excellent condition with lovely details and patina. 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: #DJB36

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £300-£400

 

Detail of Fresco of Despot Djuradj Brankovic.


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "sword" type of Novo Brdo. 13mm, 1.1g.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and holding globus. 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

Estimated Value: £200-£300

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "sword" type of Novo Brdo. 13mm, 1.1g.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and holding globus. 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: #DJB03

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £100-£200

 
 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "sword" type of Smederevo. 13mm,1.07g.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and holding globus. 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

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Estimated Value: £150-£200

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "sword" type of Rudnik. 14mm, 0.96g.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj enthroned facing, with drawn sword and holdingglobus. 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

Estimated Value: £200-£250

 
 


Despot Djuradj (George) Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "monogram" type. 11mm, 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

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Estimated Value: £300-£350

 
 

 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "monogram" type. 14mm, 0.839g.

Obverse: Serbian Cyrillic monogram ГЮРГЬ (DJURADJ) surmounted by his crowned head, stars and lilies around. Single dot in the middle of the monogram.

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. 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: #DJB39

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Estimated Value: £200-£300

 

 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "monogram" type. 12mm, 0.926g.

Obverse: Serbian Cyrillic monogram ГЮРГЬ (DJURADJ) surmounted by his crowned head, stars and lilies around. Single dot in the middle of the monogram but attached to the Г letter.

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. Even though this coin is smaller in size then the one above, the head of despot is bigger.

Reference: #DJB40

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Estimated Value: £200-£300

 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "monogram" type. 13mm, 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. 


Reference: #DJB01

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Estimated Value: £200-£300

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "3 line" type. 13mm, 0.658g.

Obverse: 3 line Serbian legend: ГNЬ ДЕСПО TЬP (SIR DESPOT DJURADJ), underlined, with 2 pellets on the left side.

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), facing left, 4 lilies around.

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.


Reference: #DJB43

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £150-£250

 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "3 line" type. 14mm, 0.891g.

Obverse: 3 line Serbian legend: ГNЬ ДЕСПО TЬГ (SIR DESPOT DJURADJ). 4 stars around.

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), facing left, 3 large lilies and 3 small stars around.

Reference: Jov 42 16.1, J 42 13 1,2, Lj XIII 9, I 45 20.

Comment: Very rare variant with a 6 corner stars on the obverse and unusual 3 large lilies and 3 small stars on the reverse. There are 3 different known stars: this one, normal solid stars and circled stars like the example below. 

1 example pictured in Jovanovic catalogue.

15 registered variant examples.

Reference: #DJB48

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Estimated Value: £250-£350

 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "3 line" type. 15mm, 0.893g.

Obverse: 3 line Serbian legend: ГNЬ ДЕСПО TЬГ (SIR DESPOT DJURADJ). 4 circled stars around.

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), facing left, 4 lilies around.

Reference: Jov 42 16.1, J 42 13 1,2, Lj XIII 9, I 45 20.

Comment: Despot Djuradj Brankovic ruled Serbia until his death in 1456. Stefan Tomasevic Kotromanic was son of Stefan Tomas, youngest son of Ostoja. By marrying Maria of Serbia, eldest daughter of the deceased despot of Serbia, Lazar Branković (third son of Djuradj Branković and his wife Eirene Kantakouzene ), in April 1459 he became Despot of Serbia. Kotromanic family being related to Nemanjic royal family through king Dragutin and marriage to Brankovic family made Stefan a legitimate successor. Same year he lost Serbia and fled back to Bosnia. They ruled as king and queen of Bosnia 1461-1463.

Both coins below have same moneyer mark on the obverse, a circled star. Djuradj coin has 4 of them around description and Tomasevic coin has one on the right side next to the helmet. This could easily be mistaken to be a part of coin design not moneyer mark but the fact that it appears on Djuradj coins as well proves otherwise.

This shows that medieval Serbian and Bosnian ruler used same moneyer. He must have served the needs of the Serbian state up to the death of Djuradj in 1456. He lived through those turbulent times and saw invasion of Ottomans, destruction of Serbian Despotate, Stefan Tomasevic taking over in 1459, ruling for only few month and fleeing back to Bosnia. Maybe he followed him and felt safer in Bosnia minting coins for him as well between 1461 and 1463 until king was killed by Ottoman occupying army and Kingdom of Bosnia destroyed too. An eyewitness to the darkest times in the history of the Serbia and Bosnia.

2 examples are pictured in Jovanovic catalogue.

15 registered variant examples.

Reference: #DJB47

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Estimated Value: £150-£250


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "3 line" type. 13mm, 0.6g.

Obverse: 3 line Serbian legend: ГNЬ / ДЕСПО / TГЬ (SIR DESPOT DJURADJ), underlined, with 4 pellets around.

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), 4 lilies around.

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

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Estimated Value: £100-£150

 
 

 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "sword" type of Smederevo. 14mm, 0.991g.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj, standing, in cloak and crown, with drawn sword in his right hand and globus in his left hand. Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРЬГЬ . (DESPOT DJURDJ) around.

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), 2 stars and Serbian legend: CMДPBO (SMEDEREVO) around.

Reference: Jov 42-34, I (45.19), Lj XIII-16.

Comment: Lovely natural patina and toning. 

Following the conflicts that concluded 1443, Branković had a significant role in the Battle of Niš and Battle of Zlatica and consequently in facilitating the Peace of Szeged (1444) between Kingdom of Hungary and the Ottomans. Murad II, who also desired peace, was married to Branković's daughter Mara. On March 6, 1444, Mara sent an envoy to Branković; their discussion started the peace negotiations with the Ottoman Empire. This peace restored his Serbian rule, but Branković was forced to bribe John Hunyadi with his vast estates. On 22 August 1444 the prince peacefully took possession of the evacuated town of Smederevo.


Reference: #DJB42

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Estimated Value: £200-£300

 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "sword" typeof Smederevo. 13mm, 1.2g.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj, standing, in cloak and crown, with drawn sword in his right hand and globus in his left hand. Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ (DESPOT DJURDJ) around.

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), 2 stars and Serbian legend: CMДPBO (SMEDEREVO) around.

Reference: Jov 42-34, I (45.19), Lj XIII-16.

Comment: Lovely natural patina and toning. 

The peace was broken in the same year by Hunyadi and king Władysław III of Poland during the Crusade of Varna, which culminated in the Battle of Varna. A crusading army led by Regent John Hunyadi of Hungary was defeated by Sultan Murad II's forces at Kosovo Polje in 1448. This was the last concerted attempt in the Middle Ages to expel the Ottomans from southeastern Europe. Although Hungary was able to successfully defy the Ottomans despite the defeat at Kosovo Polje during Hunyadi's lifetime, the kingdom fell to the Ottomans in the 16th century. Branković also captured Hunyadi at Smederevo for a short time when he was retreating home from Kosovo in 1448, due to their personal feud.


Reference: #DJB38

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Estimated Value: £200-£250

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "sword" typeof Smederevo. 13mm, 1.2g.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj, standing, in cloak and crown, with drawn sword in his right hand and globus in his left hand. Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРГЬ . (DESPOT DJURDJ) around.

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), 2 stars and Serbian legend: CMДPBO (SMEDEREVO) around.

Reference: Jov 42-34, I (45.19), Lj XIII-16.

Comment: Lovely natural patina and toning. 

Following Hunyadi's victory over the Mehmet II at the Siege of Belgrade on 14 July 1456, a period of relative peace began in the region. The sultan retreated to Adrianople, and Branković regained possession of Serbia. Before the end of the year, however, the 79-year-old Branković died. Serbian independence survived him for only another three years.

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]". He was deemed by contemporaries as the richest monarch in all of Europe; Broquière stated that his annual income from the gold and silver mines of Novo Brdo amassed to about 200,000 Venetian ducats. Among other sources of income, there were possessions in the Kingdom of Hungary, for which expenses were covered by the Hungarian crown. The annual income from them alone was estimated to 50,000 ducats.


Reference: #DJB37

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Estimated Value: £200-£250

 
 

Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "sword" type of Smederevo. 13mm, 0.980g.

Obverse: Crowned Djuradj, standing, in cloak and crown, with drawn sword in his right hand and globus in his left hand. Serbian legend: ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРЬГЬ . (DESPOT DJURDJ) around.

Reverse: Lion rampant (Brankovic family emblem), 2 stars and Serbian legend: CMДPBO (SMEDEREVO) around.

Reference: Jov 42-34, I (45.19), Lj XIII-16.

Comment: Natural dark patina and toning.

Reference: #DJB44

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Estimated Value: £80-£120

 


Despot Djuradj (George) Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver aspra of Smederevo. 13mm, 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.


Reference: #DJB07

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Estimated Value: £80-£120

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver aspra of Smederevo. 13mm, 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.

 

Reference: #DJB08

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Estimated Value: £100-£150

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "lion" type. 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 book of gospels with his left and with raised right hand, IC - XC (Jesus Christ).

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. 

There are only 16 registered examples.


Reference: #DJB10

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Estimated Value: £100-£150

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "lion" type.

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. 

Reference: #DJB22

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Estimated Value: £150-£250

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "lion" type.

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. 

Reference: #DJB23

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Estimated Value: £150-£250

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "lion" type.

Obverse: Lion rampant (heraldic symbol of the Brankovic family) with a star on the bottom, Serbian legend + ГNЬ ДЕСПОТЬ ГЮРЬГЬ (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". Dark patina with plenty detail. 


Reference: #DJB45

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Estimated Value: £150-£250

 

 

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

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Estimated Value: £150-£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.


Reference: #DJB24

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Estimated Value: £100-£150

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "lion" type. 16mm, 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

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Estimated Value: £150-£200

 
 

 

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

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Estimated 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.


Reference: #DJB15

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Estimated Value: £80-£120

 
 

 

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.

Reference: #DJB16

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Estimated Value: £80-£120

 
 

 

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.

Reference: #DJB17

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £80-£120

 
 

 

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

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Estimated 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.


Reference: #DJB19

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £80-£120

 
 

 

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.


Reference: #DJB20

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £80-£120

 
 


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: #DJB25

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £100-£150

 
 


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

Estimated 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.


Reference: #DJB27

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £80-£120

 
 


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.


Reference: #DJB28

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £80-£120

 
 


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: #DJB29

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £80-£120

 
 


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.


Reference: #DJB30

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £50-£100

 
 


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: #DJB31

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £100-£150

 
 


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.

Reference: #DJB35

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £100-£150

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver dinar, 0.9g.

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.

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. 


Reference: #DJB11

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £100-£150

 
 


Despot Djuradj Brankovic (1402-1412, 1427-1456)

Silver "monogram" type.

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.  

Reference: #DJB46

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £50-£100

 


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.  


Reference: #DJB13

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £50-£100

 
 

 

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