King Stefan Dragutin (Ruler of Raska 1276-1282 and Srem 1284-1316), silver "scepter" dinar. 21mm, 2.4g.

Obverse: Crowned Dragutin standing, holding a large cross, large Serbian Cyrillic legend: СТЕФА N РАБ XU (Stefan, Servant of Christ). 1 + on the left and 2 + signs on the right side.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC XC (Jesus Christ) above. Sigla Λ - R on the sides. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: Unpublished compare D 13/4 56 and D 13/5 61.

Comment:  This is unpublished variant with the "СТЕФА N РАБ XU" larger then usual description on the obverse and Λ - R maker siglas on the reverse. Dimitrijevic in his book has published similar examples, as you can see below, one with the same Λ - R siglas but the image of the king is slightly different. Crown also seams different, no long hair but short hair and a short tidy beard. No56 has extra H letter on the right side where no61 has b instead of Б and kings name is split СТЕФ АN. There are extra lines just above kings shoulders not found on our example, heads seam wider and both coins are slightly lighter in weight. We will call this crown branched crown type 1.

Reference: #DRA08

Not For Sale.

Value: £800-£900

 
 

King Stefan Dragutin (Ruler of Raska 1276-1282 and Srem 1284-1316), silver "scepter" dinar. 21mm, 2.3g.

Obverse: Crowned Dragutin standing, holding a scepter or a smaller but thick cross, Serbian Cyrillic legend: СТЕФА РАБb XU (Stefan, Servant of Christ). 2 stars, 1 on each side.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: D 13/2 53, J 9, Jov 6-4.2, LJ (III-15,17,18).

Comment:  Main interesting thing about this coin is that instead of name STEFAN which has been used as a name but also as a title in medieval Serbia like Roman Caesar, nickname STEFA has been used. A more endearing and affectionate description "STEFA THE SERVANT OF CHRIST".  Small amount of fading but still in great overall condition. King is depicted wearing a long hair different from the example above #DRA08 where no hair is visible and a beard. We will call this crown branched crown type 2.

Reference: #DRA07

Not For Sale.

Value: £450-£500

 
 


King Stefan Dragutin (Ruler of Raska 1276-1282 and Srem 1284-1316), silver "sword" coin. 

Obverse: Bare-headed King is sitting on the throne holding sword across his lap. Latin Legend: MONETA RE GIS STEFANI (MONEY OF KING STEFAN).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, facing, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: D 12 43-46, Jov 7-11, LJ (V-19-21), J (7-16,17), I (2.4.1).

Comment: Lovely natural patina with all letters visible. Same type as below but with differences. On the obverse kings head, hair and attire seams different as well as sword especially handle guard, it appears thicker. On the reverse Christ face and beard seams different and attire has small differences. This makes us conclude that it has been simply made from a different die by the same or a different moneyer.

Only 35 registered examples.


Reference: #DRA13

Not For Sale.

Value: £350-£400

 
 


King Stefan Dragutin (Ruler of Raska 1276-1282 and Srem 1284-1316), silver "sword" coin. 20mm, 1.8g.

Obverse: Bare-headed King is sitting on the throne holding sword across his lap. Latin Legend MONETA RE GIS STEFANI (MONEY OF KING STEFAN).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, facing, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: D 12 42, 47-49, Jov 7-11, LJ (V-19-21), J (7-16,17), I (2.4.1).

Comment: Since the King is featured without crown and Stefan name is used on the coin it is debatable but possible that this coin was issued by Vladislav II in 1316 when he took over the rule of Srem from his father King Dragutin. However most conclude that coin is the example of the coinage of King Dragutin.

Only 35 registered examples.

Reference: #DRA12

Not For Sale.

Value: £250-£350

 
 


King Stefan Dragutin (Ruler of Raska 1276-1282 and Srem 1284-1316), silver "lily-and-cross" coin. 19mm, 2.35g

Obverse: King on low-back throne, holding lily-tipped scepter and a globus with double cross. Latin legend: STEFAN REX ("Stefan King")

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne. lilies on each side.

Reference: D 11 38-41, Ljubic 1875 Stefan Dragutin VII, T. VI.4, Jov 7-14, J 10, LJ (VI-4), I (2.3).

Comment: Lovely example with clear visible legend and images. We will call this crown branched crown type 3.

Only 8 registered examples.

Reference: #DRA09

Not For Sale.

Value: £350-£400

 
 

 

King Stefan Dragutin (Ruler of Raska 1276-1282 and Srem 1284-1316), silver "scepter" dinar.

Obverse: Dragutin standing with very prominent mustache, small beard and a long hair, holding large cross tipped scepter. Serbian Cyrillic legend: СТЕФАN РАБb XUH (Stefan, Servant of Christ).  4 triple dotted pellets before and after kings name and before and after his title. 2 flowers at the bottom to the sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: D 13/1 51, J 6 2.1, Jov 6-4.1, LJ (III-13,14,16,19).

Comment: Cyrillic issues of Dragutin and legend without royal references are usually associated with the post-abdication period so after 1282. Using medieval Serbian-Slavic language was used to emphasize his independence and show that Srem was not the province of Hungary but the Orthodox country of the Slavic people. We will call this crown branched crown type 3.

Only 24 registered variant examples.

Reference: #DRA10

Not For Sale.

Value: £350-£400

 
 

 

King Stefan Dragutin (Ruler of Raska 1276-1282 and Srem 1284-1316), silver "scepter" dinar.

Obverse: Dragutin standing with very prominent eyes and mean face, holding large cross tipped scepter. Serbian Cyrillic legend: СТЕФАN РАБb XUH (Stefan, Servant of Christ).  Initials small a and large M to the sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: D 13/2 54, Jov 6 2.1, J 6-4.1, LJ (III-13).

Comment: Another Cyrillic issue of Dragutin and legend without royal references which are usually associated with the post-abdication period so after 1282. Very serious almost angry face of the king.

Only 24 registered variant examples.


Reference: #DRA15

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£250

 
 

 

King Stefan Dragutin (Ruler of Raska 1276-1282 and Srem 1284-1316), silver "scepter" dinar.

Obverse: Dragutin standing with a prominent smile, long beard and a long hair, holding large cross tipped scepter. Serbian Cyrillic legend: СТЕФАN РАБb XUH (Stefan, Servant of Christ).  2 flowers at the bottom to the sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: Compare to D 13/1 51 and 54, J 6 2.1, Jov 64.1, LJ (III-13,14,16,19).

Comment: Another Cyrillic issue of Dragutin and legend without royal references which are usually associated with the post-abdication period so after 1282. Also there is no 4 triple dotted pellets before and after kings name and before and after his title. It is not known why there is a letter H at the end of description. Nice patina. 

Only 24 registered variant examples.

Reference: #DRA17

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 

 

King Stefan Dragutin (Ruler of Raska 1276-1282 and Srem 1284-1316), silver "scepter" dinar.

Obverse: Dragutin standing with a prominent smile, long beard and a long hair, holding large cross tipped scepter. Serbian Cyrillic legend: СТЕФАN РАБb XUИ (Stefan, Servant of Christ).  2 flowers at the bottom to the sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: Compare to D 13/1 51 and 54, J 6 2.1, Jov 6-4.1, LJ (III-13,14,16,19).

Comment: Another Cyrillic issue of Dragutin and legend without royal references which are usually associated with the post-abdication period so after 1282. Different image of the king from above with larger head and raised hands. Also there is no 4 triple dotted pellets before and after kings name and before and after his title. It is not known why there is a letter И at the end of description. Nice patina, cracked. 

Only 24 registered variant examples.


Reference: #DRA14

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£250

 
 


King Stefan Dragutin (1276-1282), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 1.5g.

Obverse: King receiving banner from St. Stephen (nimbate), holding book of gospels. Latin legend STEFANVS REX STEFAN. x on the flag of the banner and on thesaints left arm.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: Unpublished compare to D 7 11, 12, 14-17, 19-21, Maric T XIII 7/8, I (2.1.2), Lj V-15, Jov 7 1.1, 2.1-2.4.

Comment: Very rare variant with lovely brown/green patina andVS at the end of kings name. Only one other example know to exist but with + on the flag of the banner not x like our example. References above D 7 11, 12, 14-17, 19-21, Lj V-15 and Jov 7 1.1 indicate that there are 53 registered examples with a V at the end of kings name, notice not VS. Jovanovic put it under king Uros I. Other references above list examples without V or VS. Dimitrijevic even lists issues with II or even III but not VS all under king Dragutin.

Reference: #DRA16

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£250

 
 

 

Please compare the only two examples know to exist where kings name finishes with VS on banner typewith x on the flag on the banner on ours, example on the left but + on the example on the right. x on the saints left arm is visible on both but x on the saints chest is only visible on the example on the right side. Reverse looks identical.


King Stefan Dragutin (1276-1282), silver "double cross" coin.

Obverse: Bareheaded king receiving banner from St. Stephen (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend STEFAN R E X S STEFAN, sigla "+" on the kings chest and on the saints left arm. King is wearing long attire folded over his feet.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: D 9 31-36, Jov 6 3.1, J 5, LJ V-7, I (2.2.1).

Comment: This rare and unique type of a earliest regular Serbian coinage has title REX spread over with R at the top, E in the middle and X at the very bottom. First S after title is tilted, standing upright. On some examples double cross has been found erased and replaced with a flag pointing out to the existence of the opposition to double cross being used which symbolized state political and religious independence. 

Reference: #DRA11

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£300

 
 


King Stefan Dragutin (Ruler of Raska 1276-1282 and Srem 1284-1316), silver "lily-and-cross" coin, 2.2g

Obverse: King on low-back throne, holding lily-tipped scepter and globus with double cross, Latin legend STEFAN REX ("Stefan King")

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne, lilies on each side.

Reference: LJubic 1875 Stefan Dragutin VII, T. VI.4, Jov 7-14, J 10, LJ (VI-4), I (2.3).

Comment: Born around 1244, died on March 12th 1316 and buried in Djurdjevi Stupovi. This type has been attributed to Dragutin and his brother Milutin but it is possible that both brothers used same design. Dragutin used legend STEFAN REX where Milutin used VROSIUS REX. Both examples are on sale and available for comparison. We will call this crown branched crown type 3.


Order info: #DRA01, (SOLD) 

 



King Stefan Dragutin (Ruler of Raska 1276-1282 and Srem 1284-1316), silver Rudnik dinar, 2.2g

Obverse: Dragutin standing with scepter, Serbian Cyrillic legend +СТЕФАN+ +РАБb XCNU (Stefan, Servant of Christ)

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne. Flower sigla on the right.

Reference: J 8, Jov 6-4.1, LJ (III-13,14,16,19), I (2.5)

Comment: Cyrillic issues of Dragutin and legend without royal references are usually associated with the post-abdication period so after 1282. Using medieval Serbian-Slavic language was used to emphasize his independence and show that Srem was not the province of Hungary but the Orthodox country of the Slavic people. We will call this crown branched crown type 2.


Order info: #DRA02, (SOLD)

 
 



King Stefan Dragutin (1276-1282), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 1.8g.

Obverse: King receiving banner from St. Stephen (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend STEFAN REX STEFAN, sigla "+" at the bottom of the shaft and sigla "+" on the saints left arm..

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: Maric T XIII 7/8, I (2.1.2).

Comment: No S that usually stands for saint in front of the name on the right side. The earliest type of regular Serbian coinage. Similar issue to his father Uros I with a difference of twice added sigla "+". Funny enough saint has much larger ears.


Reference: #DRA03

Not For Sale.

Value: £125-£150

 
 


King Stefan Dragutin (1276-1282), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 1.8g.

Obverse: King receiving banner from St. Stephen (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend STEFAN REX STEFAN, sigla "*" on the saints left arm..

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: Maric T XIII 7/8, I (2.1.2)

Comment: No S that usually stands for saint in front of the name on the right side. The earliest type of regular Serbian coinage. Similar issue to his father Uros I with a difference of added sigla "*" 


Reference: #DRA04

Not For Sale.

Value: £135-£160

 
 


King Stefan Dragutin (1276-1282), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 2.1g.

Obverse: King receiving banner from St. Stephen (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend STEFAN REX STEFAN, sigla "x" on the saints left arm..

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: Maric T XIII 7/8, I (2.1.2).

Comment: No S that usually stands for saint in front of the name on the right side. The earliest type of regular Serbian coinage. Similar issue to his father Uros I with a difference of added sigla "x" 


Order info: #DRA05

For Sale. Price: £155.00

 
 

 

King Stefan Dragutin (1276-1282), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 1.4g.

Obverse: King receiving banner from St. Stephen (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend STEFAN REX S STEFAN.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin initials: IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: Maric T XIII 7/8, I (2.1.2)

Comment: The earliest type of regular Serbian coinage. Similar issue to his father Uros I and his brother Milutin.

Order info: #DRA06

For Sale. Price: £145.00

 
 


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