As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "5 lines" coin. 21mm, 1.46g.

Obverse: Serbian Cyrillic legend in 5 lines: +СТ ЕФАНbB - - bХaБaБ . ΛaГОВΕP ΝΗЦPbb (Stefan u Hrista boga blagoverni Car (Stefan in Christ god pious Czar)). 2 lines and a dot.

Reverse: Christ sitting on the throne facing, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, sigla N - O to the sides, IC XC (Jesus Christ) above and 4 triangle signs around the throne. Small flower under left elbow.

Reference: Jov 11-12, LJ (IX-5), I (6.11.1), D (67/102-106).

Comment: Unique and only variant of the referenced type here. Jovanovic states in his book that there are only 20 registered examples of this type but they are all with the maker signs at the end of some of the lines of the letters. For example, on the majority of them at the end of 3 lines of letters, mainly 1st, 3rd and 5th line, there is a sign of a small flower. This one is the only known example without such maker signs. There are only 2 short lines above "a" letters, 2nd row and a dot at the end of 3rd row. Extremely rare and well preserved condition. Like the one below #DUS20, this is also one of the most beautiful types of Serbian medieval coins. Uncleaned condition and lovely patina.


Reference: #DUS41

Not For Sale.

Value: £1100-£1500

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "4 lines" coin. 20mm, 1.40g.

Obverse: Serbian Cyrillic legend in 4 lines: +CΦNb . . BbXaБaБΛ .ΓOBЋPNH ЧPbIЄ (Stefan u Hrista boga blagoverni Car (Stefan in Christ god pious Czar)). 3 dots, 2 dots between 1st and the 2nd line and a single dot between the 2nd and the 3rd line.

Reverse: Christ sitting on the throne facing, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, sigla R - V to the sides, IC XC (Jesus Christ) above and 4 triangle signs around the throne. 

Reference: Jov 35-11, LJ (IX-4), I (6.10), J 11-11, D (68/114-117).

Comment: Beautifully toned. Some doubling on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine. There are only 15 registered examples and on each one there are 2 dots between the 1st and the 2nd line and a single dot between the 2nd and the 3rd line forming a imaginary triangle.


Reference: #DUS53

Not For Sale.

Value: £1100-£1500

 
 

20 September 1349 Emperor Stefan Dušan signature from a document where he regulates in great detail the rights and obligations of Dubrovnik merchants and other issues in mutual relations. Serbian Royal Documents at the State Archives in Dubrovnik (1186-1479) 13490920 – Dušan 1C. It reads: СТЕФАНb BbХPba БΛaГОВΕPΝΗ ЦaPb СРБΛЕmb H ГPKOmb (Stefan u Hrista boga blagoverni Car Srba i Grka (Stefan in god Christ pious Czar of Serbs and Greeks)). Full document can be viewed at Medieval Artifacts page


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "profile" dinar. 15mm, 0.4g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena seated, facing each other, cruciform scepter between them topped with lily, each holding short scepter topped with St. Andrew's cross, СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to the sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, IC-XC (Jesus Christ), lilies to the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 11-72, J 12-42.4, D (81).

Comment: King of Serbia from 8th September 1331 and Emperor of the Serbs and Greeks from 16th April 1346 until his death of a fever at Devoll on 20th December 1355. He was buried in the foundations of the Monastery of the Holy Archangels near Prizren. Today his remains are buried in Church of St. Mark in Belgrade. Extremely rare and scarce king and queen profile type. We will call this crown branched crown type 1.

Only 12 registered examples.


Reference: #DUS01

Not For Sale.

Value: £650-£750

 
 

As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "horseman" dinar.

Obverse: Dusan on horseback facing, round crowned, in loros, holding cruciform scepter, Serbian initials: СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)).

Reverse: Bust of Christ facing, holding akakia, sigla N-O to sides, IC XC (Jesus Christ) above.

Reference: Maric 1956 T XVI 11,12, J 52,53, Jov 11-27, LJ (VIII-22-24), I (6.11.1), D (74/4)

Comment: Extremely well preserved condition, superb, museum quality. One of the most beautiful types of Serbian medieval coins. Uncleaned condition, lovely patina that can only be built over centuries, extreme detail of the King Uros IV Dusan, his horse and horses decorations. Double strike only slightly visible at the front legs of the horse. We will call this crown round crown type 1.

Order info: #DUS20. (SOLD)

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "horseman" dinar. 20mm, 1.6g.

Obverse: Dusan on horseback facing, round crowned, in loros, holding cruciform scepter, Serbian initials: СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)). X on the left side of the leg of the horse.

Reverse: Bust of Christ facing, holding akakia, sigla N-O to sides, IC XC (Jesus Christ) above.

Reference: Maric 1956 T XVI 11,12, J 52,53, Jov 11-27, LJ (VIII-22-24), I (6.11.1), D (74/4).

Comment: Another well preserved condition, not as good quality as above. Uncleaned condition, lovely patina that can only be built over centuries, still very good detail of the King Uros IV Dusan, his horse and horses decorations. Curious X next to horses leg on the left side.

Reference: #DUS21

Not For Sale.

Value: £350-£400

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "coronation" dinar, struck 1346 AD. 20mm, 1.7g.

Obverse: Dusan facing, in loros, holding cruciform scepter, crowned by two angels, Serbian initials: СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, IC XC ("Jesus Christ"), no sigla. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 51, Jov 11-9.1, D (66).

Comment: An original design, issued in conjunction with the elevation of the state from kingdom to empire in 1345/6. Fine die-work by what is sometimes known as "engraver No. 2". Obverse double struck. We will call this crown round crown type 2.

Only 66 registered examples.


Reference: #DUS16

Not For Sale.

Value: £185-£220

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "coronation" dinar, struck 1346. 21mm, 1.5g.

Obverse: Dusan facing, in loros, holding cruciform scepter, crowned by two angels, Serbian initials: СФb ZP (SF - ZR)

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, IC-XC (Jesus Christ), sigla O. 4 triple pellets around the throne. Small o under left elbow.

Reference: J 51, Jov 11-9.4, D (66).

Comment: An original design, issued in conjunction with the elevation of the state from kingdom to empire in 1345/6. Same as no16 below just in not as good condition. Natural blue discoloration and with lovely toning and patina. We will call this crown round crown type 2.

Only 10 registered examples.

Reference: #DUS25

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "scepter" coin. 18mm, 0.6g.

Obverse: King sitting on the throne holding a triple dot tipped cross scepter and wearing round crown. Serbian Cyrillic legend: СТЕПΝ . ЦPb (STEFAN CZAR). 3 dots at the end of description, 4 dots and 3 dots on each side of the kings head.

Reverse: Christ standing, facing, blessing with the raised right hand, siglas C and δ (Greek delta) with a + on the top to the sides, IC XC (Jesus Christ) above. 1 triple dotted mark on the left and 3 on the right.

Reference: J 11-17, I (6.17), Jov 11 18, D 50/5.

Comment: Extremely rare and well preserved condition. Like the one below this is also one of the most beautiful types of Serbian medieval coins. Uncleaned condition and lovely patina. Only 8 registered examples. We will call this crown round crown type 1.

Reference: #DUS45

Not For Sale.

Value: £450-£500

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "scepter" coin. 18mm, 1.1g.

Obverse: King sitting on the throne holding a double cross scepter and wearing round crown. Serbian Cyrillic legend: СITEINb ЦPb (STEFAN CZAR). 3 dots at the end of description, 4 dots and 3 dots on each side of the kings head.

Reverse: Christ standing, facing, blessing with the raised right hand, siglas S and T, IC XC (Jesus Christ) above. 1 triple dotted mark on the left and 3 on the right. Bird counter-mark.

Reference: D 50 6.

Comment: Extremely rare and only published by Dimitrijevicbut not as well preserved condition as the one above. Slightly different variant and also one of the most beautiful types of Serbian medieval coins. Not published by Jovanovic. Uncleaned condition and lovely patina. We will call this crown round crown type 1.


Reference: #DUS58

Not For Sale.

Value: £350-£400

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "scepter" coin. 19mm, 0.8g.

Obverse: Dusan crowned and in loros facing on low back throne, holding cruciform scepter, Latin legend +STEFAN INPRATO (Stefan Emperor).

Reverse: Christ standing in glory, blessing with the raised right hand, holding Book of Gospels, IC-XC (Jesus Christ), siglas R - V to sides. 4 stars on the left and 5 on the right around.

Reference: J 11.19.1, Jov 11-18, LJ (VII-15), I (6.16.2), D 48/2.

Comment: Very rare and an early imperial issue (ca. 1346), possibly the first one with Latin legends, it followed closely the "coronation" type. This one is a bit larger then the rest on this page of the same type. There are only 7 registered examples and 5 clipped and counter-marked. This one is not clipped or counter-marked.

Reference: #DUS49

Not For Sale.

Value: £350-£400

 
 

As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint. 20mm, 1.9g.

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword over his lap, Latin legend + REX RASIE ST . IP . ROMA . (King of Rascia [Serbia], Stefan Emperor of the Romans [Byzantines - Romans])

Reverse: Christ enthroned with both hands raised, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 4 squares, siglas R - V, IC XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triangle signs around the throne.

Reference: J 37, Jov 11.7.1, Lj (VII-17), D 43/1/1 Page 132.

Comment: Excellent quality and very good clear detail with lovely natural patina. Early imperial type - mainly full flan and not counter-marked as many others were. Accomplished rendition of Christ, in the best "Ragusan style" characteristic of certain Rudnik mint issues. King depicted with a medallion around his neck and a more round crown. We will call this crown round crown type 1.

Reference: #DUS42

Not For Sale.

Value: £250-£350

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint. 20mm, 1.3g.

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword over his lap, Latin legend + RE.X. RIA ST IP ROIOM (King of Raska Stefan Emperor of Romans)

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above and initials N - δ (Greek delta) to the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 37, Jov 11-7.4, LJ (VII-18), I (6.8.1.b), D 44/8/23.

Comment: Early imperial type - Czar depicted with a more rounded crown. A unique type with a references in Latin, as the "King of Raska [Serbia] Emperor of the Roima [Byzantines - Romans]".

Only 23 registered examples, also 13 counter-marked and 2 copper counterfeited.


Reference: #DUS54

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£250

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint. 20mm, 0.95g.

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword over his lap, Latin legend + REX RIA STIROIOM (King of Raska Stefan Emperor of Romans).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above and sigla R and δ (Greek delta) on the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 37, Jov 11-7.4, LJ (VII-18), I (6.8.1.b), D 44/8/23.

Comment: Early imperial type - Czar depicted with a rounded crown a prominant sholders as a part of a full body armor. A unique type with a references in Latin, as the "King of Raska [Serbia] Emperor of the Roima [Byzantines - Romans]".

Only 23 registered examples, also 13 counter-marked and 2 copper counterfeited.


Reference: #DUS57

Not For Sale.

Value: £100-£150

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint. 20mm, 1.2g.

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword over his lap, Latin legend +RE.X. RIA ST IP ROIOM (King of Raska Stefan Emperor of Romans)

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, only middle gem is round, IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. Initials ST on the left and partially visible face on the right side. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 37, Jov 11-7.4, LJ (VII-18), I (6.8.1.b), D 44/8/27.

Comment: Early imperial type - Czar depicted with a more rounded crown. A unique type with a references in Latin, as the "King of Raska [Serbia] Emperor of the Roima [Byzantines - Romans]".

Only 23 registered examples, also 13 counter-marked and 2 copper counterfeited.

Reference: #DUS28

Not For Sale.

Value: £175-£200

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint. 20mm, 1.2g.

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword over his lap, Latin legend + PEX PIA ST IP POIOMA (King of Raska Stefan Emperor of Romans).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple pellets around the throne. Small o under left elbow.

Reference: Similar toJ 37, Jov 11-7.4, LJ (VII-16,18), I (6.8.1.b).

Comment: Early smaller imperial type - Czar depicted with a more rounded crown with hair locks sticking out not seen on previous examples of similar type #DUS57 and #DUS28 but present on #DUS42. A unique type with a references in Latin, as the "King of Raska [Serbia] Emperor of the Poima [Byzantines - Romans]". Smaller in size then other examples with a letter P instead of R throughout. It could be that Cyrillic P was used instead of Latin R.


Reference: #DUS36

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£250

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "scepter" coin. 19mm, 1.1g.

Obverse: Dusan crowned, in loros facing on low back throne, holding cruciform scepter, Latin legend +STEPAN INPERATO (Stefan Emperor). 3 dots on the chest.

Reverse: Christ standing in glory, blessing with the raised right hand, holding Book of Gospels, stars around; square Bulgarian counter-mark in center, IC-XC (Jesus Christ), siglas R - V to sides.

Reference: J 11.19.1, Jov 11-18, LJ (VII-15), I (6.16.2).

Comment: Very rare and an early imperial issue (ca. 1346), possibly the first one with Latin legends; it followed closely the "coronation" type. Virtually all surviving specimens, rare as they are, are found in hoards near the Danube delta area called Dobrudja, where they moved with eastward commerce and even though typically clipped and/or counter marked to fit the monetary system of the contemporary Bulgarian state this one escaped the melting fate and entered local circulation. 

There are only 7 registered examples and 5 clipped and counter-marked. This one is not clipped or counter-marked.


Reference: #DUS44

Not For Sale.

Value: £250-£300

 
 


As King Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar, minted as king (1331-1346). 19mm, 1.4g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet, Latin legend +MONITA* REX STEFA (MONEY OF KING STEFAN).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, sigla N and O to sides. O has 2 lines inside. IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triangle signs around the throne. Small o under left elbow.

Reference: Jov 11-5.1, I 6.4, Lj VII-5.

Comment: Lovely natural patina and color with a unusual and rare sigla O with 2 vertical lines inside. Interestingly O in MONITA also has 2 vertical lines inside but pointing in the opposite direction from the other one. Rare, never identified before, visible bird on the helmet face. It is possible that king Dusan helmet indeed had a opening in the shape of the small bird. Opening in the shape of the cross is much more common across the Europe in the medieval times. Helmet pointing to the left.

Order info: #DUS29

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£300

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar. 16mm, 0.7g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet pointing left. Latin legend: STEPAGRV INPERAT (STEFAN EMPEROR). Triple dotted pellet at the bottom.

Reverse: Christ enthroned with both hands raised, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. Siglas N and O to the sides. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: D 59 56.

Comment: Rare variant with STEPAGRV on the right side. GRV is possibly a variation of GRA meaning GRACE. Commonly found description reads DEI GRA ("by the Grace of God"). Not published by Jovanovic. Lovely patina and condition. Clipped but not counter-marked.


Reference: #DUS59

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 


As King Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar, minted as king (1331-46). 20mm, 1.6g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet, Latin legend STEFANVS DI . GRA . REX . ("Stefan, by the Grace of God, King").

Reverse: Christ enthroned with both hands raised, holding Book of Gospels decorated with a X, IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. Crowned kings face on both sides.

Reference: J 11.3.3, Jov 11-2, LJ (VII-4), D 41/1 107-110.

Comment: Rare variant with Kings crowned head on reverse on each side of the throne of the Christ. Only 11 registered examples and 2 with counter-mark. Interesting "Ragusan" Christ representation with higher-back throne with an arch. Book of gospels has X on instead of usual 5 gems.

Reference: #DUS43

Not For Sale.

Value: £220-£250

 
 


As King Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar, minted as king (1331-46). 18mm, 0.7g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet pointing to the left, Latin legend STEFANVS DEI GRA REX ("Stefan, by the Grace of God, King").

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, IC-XC (Jesus Christ), King faces on both sides with 3 dots under each face. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 11.3.3, Jov 11-2, LJ (VII-4), D 41/1 107-110.

Comment: Rare counter-marked variant with Kings crowned and bearded head on reverse on each side of the throne of the Christ. Heads are positioned higher then on previous example #DUS43 but with no throne arch. Only 11 registered examples and 2 with counter-mark. 


Reference: #DUS56

Not For Sale.

Value: £180-£220

 
 


As King Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar, minted as king (1331-46). 20mm,1.9g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet, Latin legend STEFANVS DEI GRA . REX ("Stefan, by the Grace of God, King")

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, King face on both sides. IC XC ("Jesus Christ"). 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 33, Jov 11-1, LJ (VI-22,24, VII-1,3), I (6.5.1), D 41/1 107-110.

Comment: Rare variant with Kings faces or coin maker faces on reverse on each side of the seated Christ. High back throne but with no arch like on #DUS43.


Reference: #DUS18

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar. 17mm, 1g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet pointing left. Latin legend: INPERSEFA N MONITA (EMPEROR STEFAN MONEY). 

Reverse: Christ enthroned with both hands raised, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems but middle one looks like a small circle, IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple pellets around the throne. Small o under left elbow. Counter-marked.

Reference: J 11-22, Jov 11-15, LJ (VII-12), I 6.12, D 56 36-41.

Comment: Rarest variant with the mention of kings money on the left side and a helmet combination. Only 14 registered examples and 9 with counter-mark. 

Reference: #DUS60

Not For Sale.

Value: £100-£150

 
 



As King Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar, minted as king (1331-1346). 18mm, 1g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet, Latin legend +MONITA* REX STEFA (MONEY OF KING STEFAN).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 4 gems around a o, sigla P - A to sides. IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 11-5.1, I 6.4, Lj VII-5.

Comment: Lovely natural patina and color with a clipped side. 


Order info: #DUS30

For Sale. Price: £110.00

 
 

As King Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar, minted as king (1331-1346). 19mm, 1.5g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet, Latin legend +MONITA REX STEF (MONEY OF KING STEFAN).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, sigla M and δ (Greek delta) to the sides. IC XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triangle signs around the throne. Triple dotted pellet under left elbow.

Reference: Jov 11-5.1, I 6.4, Lj VII-5.

Comment: Lovely natural patina and color with Greek letter Delta. Helmet pointing to the right.

Reference: #DUS40

Not For Sale.

Value: £115-£150

 
 


As King Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar, minted as king (1331-1346). 18mm, 1g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet, Latin legend +MONITA REX STEFA (MONEY OF KING STEFAN).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, sigla L and U to sides. IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 11-5.1, I 6.4, Lj VII-5.

Comment: Lovely but lighter natural patina and color, not clipped or counter-marked. 

Order info: #DUS35

For Sale. Price: £120.00

 
 


As Emperor Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1345-1355), silver "helmet" dinar. 18mm, 1.1g.

Obvеrse: Ornamented helmet facing left. Latin legend +STFANVS INPERATOR (Stefan Emperor) around.

Reverse: Christ enthroned,  holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, sigla R and δ (Greek delta). IC-XC (Jesus Christ). 

Reference: J 11.12.4, Jov 11-21.

Comment: Rare example with lovely natural patina and color. Only 4 registered examples.


Order info: #DUS52

For Sale. Price: £140.00

 
 


As Emperor Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1345-1355), silver "helmet" dinar. 17mm, 1g.

Obvеrse: Ornamented helmet facing left. Latin legend +STEPAN INPERATO (Stefan Emperor) around.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, sigla S - P and IC-XC (Jesus Christ). 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 11.12.3, Jov 11-21.

Comment: Rare example with lovely natural patina and color. 2 registered examples.

Order info: #DUS50

For Sale. Price: £150.00

 
 


As King Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar, minted as king (1331-1346). 18mm, 0.9g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet, Latin legend +MONITA* REX STEFA (MONEY OF KING STEFAN). Star before REX title.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 6 gems, sigla N and O to sides. O has 2 lines inside. IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triangle signs around the throne.

Reference: Jov 11-5.1, I 6.4, Lj VII-5

Comment: Lovely natural patina and color with a unusual sigla O with 2 lines inside almost like a Greek letter Theta. Helmet pointing to the left.


Order info: #DUS51

For Sale. Price: £130.00

 
 


As King Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar, minted as king (1331-46). 20mm, 1.4g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet, Latin legend STEFANVS DEI GRA . REX ("Stefan, by the Grace of God, King")

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above, Siglas N - G to the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 33, Jov 11-1, LJ (VI-22,24, VII-1,3), I (6.5.1).

Comment: Dušan was the first Serbian monarch who wrote most of his letters in Greek, also signing with the Imperial red ink. He was the first to publish prostagma, a kind of Byzantine document, characteristic for Byzantine rulers. In his royal title, Emperor of the Serbs and Greeks, his claim as Eastern Roman (Byzantine) successor is clear. He also gave Byzantine court titles to his nobility, something that would continue into the 16th century.


Reference: #DUS05

Not For Sale.

Value: £125-£150

 
 


As King Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" dinar, minted as king (1331-1346). 20mm, 1.4g.

Obverse: Ornamented helmet, Latin legend STEFANVS DEI GRA . REX ("Stefan, by the Grace of God, King").

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above, Siglas N - G to the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 33, Jov 11-1, LJ (VI-22,24, VII-1,3), I (6.5.1).

Comment: Nice example but sadly parts of the coins detail is missing. Unusual X in the REX title it looks like a square with a cross. Both E letters are also reversed. 

Order info: #DUS23

For Sale. Price: £85.00

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "cross" dinar. 17mm, 1.23g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Stefan Dusan and Jelena standing, holding jointly long patriarchal single cross, Latin legend: ELENA STEF IMPERATOR (ELENA AND EMPEROR STEFAN). King is wearing round crown and queen pointy crown, both holding their own scepter.

Reverse: Christ standing in glory (mandorla), blessing with the raised right hand, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 4 gems, Greek legend IC - XC (Jesus Christ). Siglas B with 6 zeros on the left side and AI with 8 zeros on the right side. 3 dots under each sigla on both sides.

Reference: Jov 11-28.4, J 11-33.4, D 47-32, LJ IV/C, M XI/3, SH VI 193 T I pic 3.

Comment: Very rare. Nice condition and patina, counter-marked with very unusual zeros around Jesus instead of dots. Only 3 registered examples and 1 counter-marked.

Reference: #DUS55

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-55), silver "double cross" coin.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena standing, not holding jointly patriarchal double cross that stands between them but are holding a triple dot tipped scepter each. Serbian legend СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides. 

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, pellet or small o below left elbow, IC-XC ("Jesus Christ") above. 4 triple pellets around the throne and siglas R V to sides.

Reference: Jov 11-61.

Comment: Unusual queen Jelena crown with what appears to be a kind of sign or inscription on the front of it. Both king and queen seams to wear same attire with belts and decorations across and down the middle of it, holding both hands inside and smiling. Very well preserved with lovely patina.

Reference: #DUS63

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-55), silver "double cross" coin. 19mm,1.2g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena standing, holding jointly patriarchal double cross, and cross-tipped scepter each, Serbian legend СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides. Star on the bottom of the cross.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, pellet below elbow, IC-XC ("Jesus Christ"). 4 triple pellets around the throne. Small o under left elbow.

Reference: Jov 11-61.

Comment: Imperial couple Dusan i Jelena but empress has different crown from previous example.


Reference: #DUS14

Not For Sale.

Value: £115-£150

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-55), silver "double cross" dinar. 19mm, 1.1g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena standing, holding jointly patriarchal double cross, and cross-tipped scepter each, Serbian legend СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, pellet below elbow, IC-XC (Jesus Christ), Siglas N and δ (Greek delta) to the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne. Small o under left elbow.

Reference: Jov 11-61, D (72).

Comment: Dusan with popular well depicted round crown and Jelena with different pointy crown. 2 double cross crosses and crosses on top of the scepters all appear to be the same size. Well preserved and detailed example.

Reference: #DUS22

Not For Sale.

Value: £155-£200

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "double cross" dinar. 17mm, 1.1g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena standing, holding jointly long patriarchal double cross and short cruciform scepter each, Latin legend: IPOR STFA ELIA IPΛE (INPERATOR STEFANVS ELIANA INPERATRICAE (EMPEROR STEFAN AND EMPRESS ELENA)).

Reverse: Christ standing in glory (mandorla), blessing with the raised right hand, holding Book of Gospels, Greek legend IC - XC (Jesus Christ).

Reference: J 1121.1, Jov 11-36, I (6.19).

Comment: Lovely condition and patina. There are 21 registered example. 33 counter-marked and 1 copper forgery.


Reference: #DUS46

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "double cross" dinar. 19mm, 0.9g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena standing, holding jointly long patriarchal double cross. Latin legend: IPOR STFA ELIA IPΛE (INPERATOR STEFANVS ELIANA INPERATRICAE (EMPEROR STEFAN AND EMPRESS ELENA)).

Reverse: Christ standing in glory (mandorla), blessing with the raised right hand, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, Greek legend IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above. Clear circular counter-mark.

Reference: J 11 21.2, Jov 11-35, LJ VII-23, D 52 23.

Comment: King and Queen have no individual scepters. Lovely condition and patina with clearly visible queens name.. There are 8 registered example and 8 counter-marked.

Reference: #DUS62

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "cross" dinar. 20mm, 0.9g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena standing, holding jointly long patriarchal cross and short cruciform scepter each, Latin legend: STEFANVS IP OR ELENA IPΛT (STEFANVS INPERATOR ELIANA INPERATRICAE (EMPEROR STEFAN AND EMPRESS ELENA)). Stefan wears unusually flat low crown. Sigla П at the bottom of the cross.

Reverse: Christ standing in glory (mandorla), blessing with the raised right hand, holding Book of Gospels, 4 stars on the left and 5 on the right around, Greek legend IC - XC (Jesus Christ).

Reference: J 11.25.1, Jov (11-34), Lj (VII-22)

Comment: Not great condition but still very hard to find, very rare coin. There are only 2 registered examples and 3 counter-marked examples.


Order info: #DUS47

For Sale. Price: £90.00

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint. 

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword over his lap, Latin legend REX RASIE ST IP ROMA (King of Rascia [Serbia], Stefan Emperor of the Romaion [Byzantines - Romans]).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, IC-XC (Jesus Christ), sigla R - V to sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 37, Jov 11-7.1, Lj VII-17.

Comment: Early imperial type with lovely patina, clipped. 

Only 25 registered examples. Only type with the name of the state RASIE.

Reference: #DUS64

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint. 17mm, 0.7g.

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword over his lap, Latin legend REX RASIE ST IP ROMA (King of Rascia [Serbia], Stefan Emperor of the Romaion [Byzantines - Romans]).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, IC-XC (Jesus Christ), sigla R - V to sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 37, Jov 11-7.1, Lj VII-17.

Comment: Early imperial type with lovely patina, clipped. 

Only 25 registered examples. Only type with the name of the state RASIE.


Reference: #DUS48

Not For Sale.

Value: £110-£150

 
 



As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint. 17mm, 0.8g.

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword over his lap, Latin legend REX RASIE ST IP ROMA (King of Rascia [Serbia], Stefan Emperor of the Romaion [Byzantines - Romans]).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 4 gems, IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above, sigla R - V to the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 37, Jov 11-7.1, Lj VII-17.

Comment: Early imperial type with 2 counter-marks one on each side. 

Only 17 registered counter-marked examples.

Reference: #DUS31

Not For Sale.

Value: £110-£150

 
 



As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "scepter" coin. 18mm, 1g.

Obverse: Dusan crowned and in loros facing on low back throne, holding cruciform scepter, Latin legend +STEFAN INPERATO (Stefan Emperor).

Reverse: Christ in glory, blessing with the raised right hand, holding Book of Gospels, square counter-mark in thecenter, IC-XC (Jesus Christ), sigla R. 4 stars on the left and 5 on the right around.

Reference: J50, Jov 11-18, LJ (VII-15), I (6.16.2).

Comment: Very rare and an early imperial issue (ca. 1346), possibly the first one with Latin legends; it followed closely the "coronation" type. Virtually all surviving specimens, rare as they are, are found in hoards near the Danube delta area called Dobrudja, where they moved with eastward commerce and even though typically clipped and/or counter marked to fit the monetary system of the contemporary Bulgarian state this one escaped the melting fate and entered local circulation.

Order info: #DUS32

For Sale. Price: £175.00

 
 



As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "scepter" coin. 17mm, 0.6g.

Obverse: Dusan crowned and in loros facing on low back throne, holding cruciform scepter, Latin legend +STEFAN INPERATO (Stefan Emperor).

Reverse: Christ in glory, blessing with the raised right hand, holding Book of Gospels, stars to sides, IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above, square counter-mark in thecenter.

Reference: J50, Jov 11-18, LJ (VII-15), I (6.16.2).

Comment: Very rare and an early imperial issue (ca. 1346), possibly the first one with Latin legends; it followed closely the "coronation" type. Virtually all surviving specimens, rare as they are, are found in hoards near the Danube delta area called Dobrudja, where they moved with eastward commerce and even though typically clipped and/or counter marked to fit the monetary system of the contemporary Bulgarian state this one escaped the melting fate and entered local circulation.


Reference: #DUS33

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£250

 
 



As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint. 17mm, 1.3g.

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword overhis lap, Latin legend +REX RIA ST IP ROIMA (King of Raska Stefan Emperor of Romans).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 4 gems, IX-XC (Jesus Christ), round counter-mark. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: J 37, Jov 11-9, LJ (VII-16,18), I (6.8.1.b).

Comment: Early imperial type - King depicted with a more rounded crown. Instead of IC XC we have IX XC but X looks like +. + before REX title looks identical in size and shape to the two + letters on the reverse.

Order info: #DUS34

For Sale. Price: £120.00

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "double cross" dinar. 18mm, 1g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena enthroned, each with free hand on chest, jointly holding patriarchal double cross, Serbian legend СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. No usual IC XC. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 11-49, D (70).

Comment: Dusan has typical round crown where Jelena seam to have less pointed crown then above no22 coin of a different type. Lovely lovely natural dark patina and toning.

Reference: #DUS24

Not For Sale.

Value: £115-£150

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "double cross" dinar. 17mm, 1.3g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena enthroned, each with free hand on chest, jointly holding patriarchal double cross, Serbian legend СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. No usual IC XC. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 11-49, D (70).

Comment: Dusan has typical round crown where Jelena seam to have less pointed crown then above no22 coin of a different type. Lovely lovely natural dark patina and toning. Small fading on the side.

Order info: #DUS26

For Sale. Price: £95.00

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "double cross" dinar. 17mm, 0.9g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena enthroned, each with free hand on chest, jointly holding patriarchal double cross, Serbian legend СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. No usual IC XC. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 11-49, D (70).

Comment: Dusan has typical round crown where Jelena seam to have less pointed crown then above no22 coin of a different type. Lovely lovely natural dark patina and toning. Small fading on the side. Cliped.

Order info: #DUS27

For Sale. Price: £95.00

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "lily" dinar. 15mm, 0.5g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena enthroned, each holding cross-tipped scepter and jointly simple cross, Serbian legend СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, IC XC (Jesus Christ) above, sigla lilies in fields. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 11-66. 

Comment: Dušan conquered a large part of southeast Europe, becoming one of the most powerful monarchs of the era. King and Queen depicted of equal size and importance.


Reference: #DUS02

Not For Sale.

Value: £135-£150

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "double cross" coin. 1.3g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena enthroned, each with free hand on chest, jointly holding patriarchal cross, Serbian legend СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems.

Reference: Jov 11-49, D (70)

Comment: Dusan enacted the constitution of the Serbian Empire, known as Dušan's Code, perhaps the most important literary work of medieval Serbia.


Order info: #DUS03. (SOLD)

 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "double cross" coin. 1.3g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena enthroned, each with free hand on chest, jointly holding patriarchal cross, Serbian legend СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems.

Reference: Jov 11-49, D (70)

Comment: Some historians consider that the goal of Emperor Dušan was to establish a new, Serbian-Greek Empire, replacing the Byzantine Empire. Ćirković considered his initial ideology as that of the previous Bulgarian emperors, who had envisioned co-rulership. However, starting in 1347, relations with John VI Kantakouzenos worsened, Dušan allied himself with rival John V Palaiologos.

 

Order info: #DUS04. (SOLD)

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "scepter" coin. 16mm,0.6g.

Obverse: Dusan enthroned, holding scepter, sigla: reversed crescent in the field on the right, 4 pellets on the left. Cyrillic legend: СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to the sides.

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

Reference: Jov 11-56.1, D (82).

Comment: Serbian military tactics consisted of wedge shaped heavy cavalry attacks with horse archers on the flanks. Many foreign mercenaries were in the Serbian army, mostly Germans as cavalry and Spaniards as infantry. He also had personal mercenary guards, mainly German knights. A German knight named Palman became the commander of the Serbian "Alemannic Guard" in 1331 upon crossing Serbia to Jerusalem; he became leader of all mercenaries in the Serbian Army. The main strength of the Serbian army was the armored knight feared for their ferocious charge and fighting skills. The Serbian expansion in the former territory of Byzantine Empire proceeded without a single major battle, its based on the blockade of Greek fortresses.


Reference: #DUS06

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-55), silver "scepter" coin. 16mm, 0.7g.

Obverse: Dusan enthroned, holding scepter, sigla (revers crescent or C) on the right side, Cyrillic legend: СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides.

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

Reference: Jov 11-57, LJ (Description, 114/49).

Comment: Different throne from above with diagonal back. Jovanovic only has a drawing of this example.


Reference: #DUS07

Not For Sale.

Value: £125-£150

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint, 1.3g

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword overhis lap, Latin legend REX RIA ST IP ROIMA (King of Raska Stefan Emperor of Romans)

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, IC XC (Jesus Christ) above, sigla ST on the left side.

Reference: J 37, Jov 11-9, LJ (VII-16,18), I (6.8.1.b)

Comment: Early imperial type - King depicted with a more rounded crown.


Order info: #DUS08. (SOLD) 

 

As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint. 18mm, 0.99g.

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword over his lap, Latin legend REX RIA ST IP ROIMA (King of Raska Stefan Emperor of Romans).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, IC XC ("Jesus Christ") sigla G or Greek delta on the right side.

Reference: J 37, Jov 11-9, LJ (VII-16,18), I (6.8.1.b).

Comment: Early imperial type - King depicted with a more rounded crown. Clipped and counter-marked. Interestingly counter-marks only appear on Dusan coinage.

Order info: #DUS20

For Sale. Price: £85

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "sword" dinar, Rudnik mint, 1.5g

Obverse: Dusan enthroned facing, holding sword over his lap, Latin legend REX RASIE ST IP ROMA (King of Rascia [Serbia], Stefan Emperor of the Romaion [Byzantines - Romans])

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, IC XC ("Jesus Christ"),sigla R - V

Reference: J 37, Jov 11-7

Comment: Early imperial type - mainly full flan and not countermarked. Accomplished rendition of Christ, in the best "Ragusan style" characteristic of certain Rudnik mint issues. King depicted with a more pointed crown.


Order info: #DUS09. (SOLD) 

 
 

Medieval sword, iron, 15th century, found in vicinity of Pančevo, Banat region, northern Serbia.

Collection of Museum in Pančevo.

Swords like this one, with S-shaped cross-guard and square pommel originated in medieval Serbia and later spreaded in other regions, to Hungary, Venice and other countries.

That’s why this type of sword is called “Serbian sword”

Fragment of Medieval sword, 14th-15th century, found in vicinity of Majdanpek, eastern Serbia.

Collection of Museum in Majdanpek.

 

Mediaeval Swords from Southeastern Europe.pdf Mediaeval Swords from Southeastern Europe.pdf
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Medieval Serbian swords, steel, findings from vicinity of Jagodina, central Serbia.

First one is from 12th century and was found at Sprud archaeological site in Staro Lanište, and second one from 14-15th century was found in Rekovac.

Collection of Museum in Jagodina.


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "scepter" coin. 16mm, 0.8g.

Obverse: Dusan crowned and in loros facing on low back throne, holding cruciform scepter, Latin legend +STEFAN INPERATO (Stefan Emperor).

Reverse: Christ in glory, blessing with the raised right hand, holding Book of Gospels, stars to sides; IC XC ("Jesus Christ"), weak square counter-mark in the center. Sigla R on the left side.

Reference: J50, Jov 11-18, LJ (VII-15), I (6.16.2).

Comment: Very rare and an early imperial issue (ca. 1346), possibly the first one with Latin legends; it followed closely the "coronation" type. Virtually all surviving specimens, rare as they are, are found in hoards near the Danube delta area called Dobrudja, where they moved with eastward commerce and even though typically clipped and/or counter marked to fit the monetary system of the contemporary Bulgarian state this one escaped the melting fate and entered local circulation.


Order info: #DUS10

For Sale. Price: £200.00

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "horseman" dinar, 1.4g

Obverse: Dusan on horseback facing, crowned and in loros, holding cruciform scepter, Serbian initials: СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides.

Reverse: Bust of Christ facing, holding akakia, sigla N-O to thesides, IC XC ("Jesus Christ") above.

Reference: Maric 1956 T XVI 11,12, J 52,53, Jov 11-27, LJ (VIII-22-24), I (6.11.1)

Comment: Contemporary writers described Dušan as unusually tall and strong, "the tallest man of his time", very handsome, quick intelligence, and strength, bearing "a kingly presence". According to the contemporary depictions, he had dark hair and brown eyes, in adult age he grew beard and longer hair. This coin is beautiful, popular and fresh design in the medieval Serbian series.


Order info: #DUS11. (SOLD)

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "horseman" dinar, 1.1g

Obverse: Dusan on horseback facing, crowned and in loros, holding cruciform scepter, Serbian initials: СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides, flowers on the bottom.

Reverse: Bust of Christ facing, holding akakia, IC XC ("Jesus Christ") above.

Reference: Jov 11-28

Comment: Extremely rare and fresh design in the medieval Serbian series. Only Jovanovic had and featured this example with flowers. Next to example featured in his book this is only other known example.

 

Order info: #DUS12. (SOLD) 

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "double cross" coin. 16mm, 0.7g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena standing, holding jointly long patriarchal double cross and and king is holding short 3 leaves tip cruciform scepter, Latin legend: STKSIMO - PERAT (STEFANVS INPERATOR (STEFAN EMPEROR)). Sigla R at the bottom.

Reverse: Christ standing in glory (mandorla), blessing with the raised right hand, stars around, holding Book of Gospels, Greek legend IC - XC ("Jesus Christ"), sigla C on the left side and a triple dotted mark.

Reference: J 11 20.2, I 6.18, D 51/5 15.

Comment: Only 14 registered examples including 5 smaller in diameter plus 3 counter-marked. 

By his first wife, Helena of Bulgaria, Emperor Dušan had at least one child Stefan Uroš V who succeeded his father as Emperor 1355-1371. According to contemporary Byzantine historian Nicephorus Gregoras, Dušan also had a daughter: Theodora.

 Reference: #DUS61

Not For Sale.

Value: £100-£150

 
 


As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "double cross" dinar. 18mm, 1g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena standing, holding jointly long patriarchal double cross and king is holding short 3 leaves tip cruciform scepter, Latin legend STPKSM - IPERAT (STEFANVS INPERATOR (STEFAN EMPEROR)). Sigla T - P at the bottom.

Reverse: Christ in glory (mandorla), stars around, holding book of Gospels decorated with 4 gems, blessing with the raised right hand. Greek legend: IC - XC ("Jesus Christ"), sigla T on the left side.

Reference: Jov 11-40, J 11 20.3, D 51/5 16.

Comment: Only 2 registered examples and 1 counter-marked. 

According to Gregoras, Dušan was negotiating a potential alliance with Orhan, which would have involved marrying off his daughter to Orhan himself or one of Orhan's sons in 1351. However, these negotiations broke down after the Serbian emissaries were attacked by Nikephoros Orsini - the marriage proposal was withdrawn and Serbia and the Ottoman Empire resumed hostilities.Theodora most likely died between 1352-1354.


Reference: #DUS13

Not For Sale.

Value: £135-£160

 
 

As Czar Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-55), silver "double cross" coin. 17mm, 0.8g.

Obverse: Imperial couple Dusan and Jelena standing, holding jointly patriarchal double cross, and cross-tipped scepter each, Serbian legend СФb ZP (SF - ZR (STEFAN CZAR)) to sides.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, pellet or small o below left elbow, IC XC ("Jesus Christ"). 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 11-61.

Comment: Dušan was the most powerful Serbian ruler in the Middle Age and remains a folk hero to Serbs. According to Steven Runciman, he was "perhaps the most powerful ruler in Europe" during the 14th century. His state was a rival to the regional powers of Byzantium and Hungary, and it encompassed a large territory, which would also be his empire's greatest weakness. By nature a soldier and a conqueror, Dušan also proved to be very able but nonetheless feared ruler. His empire however, slowly crumbled at the hands of his son, as regional aristocrats distanced from the central rule.


Reference: #DUS15

Not For Sale.

Value: £100-£150

 
 


As Emperor Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1345-1355), silver "helmet" dinar, 1.3g

Obvеrse: Ornamented helmet, Latin legend INPERATOR STEFANVS (Stefan Emperor) around,

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, sigla П - O and IC-XC ("Jesus Christ"). 

Reference: Jov 11-21

Comment: He was first born son of King Stefan Decanski and Theodora, daughter of Bulgarian Tsar Smilac. His early life was spent in Constantinople, where as a youngster he spent around seven years (1314 to 1320). There he learned Greek, comprehended Greek life and culture and got clear view of inner value of Greek empire. He himself was more soldier then diplomat, as young man he excelled in two battles, defeating Bosnian ban Stefan II Kotromanic in 1329 and in 1330 Bulgarian Tsar Mihailo. He overthrew his father and then crowned himself as king on September 8, 1331. In 1332 he married Jelena, sister of Bulgarian Tsar Aleksandar, a woman of strong will, who had large influence on him and born him son Uros and one daughter. Dusan was the only real Tsar of Serbia, creating the Serbian Empire. Under his rule Serbia reached it territorial peak and was one of the largest states in Europe.


Order info: #DUS17. (SOLD) 

 


As King Stefan Uros IV Dusan (1331-1355), silver "helmet" imitation dinar, minted 1331-46. 18mm,1.2g

Obverse: Ornamented helmet with 3 feathers at the top. An inaccurate Latin inscription circling the rim.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, facing, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Distorted Greek legend: IC CI ("Jesus Christ") above. 4 triple pellets around the throne. Small o under left elbow.

Reference: Unpublished.

Comment: Visible letters are N?VITOS on the left side and ?T?NV? with tilted S on the right side. Possible contemporary counterfeit. Still rare as such.


Order info: #DUS19

Not For Sale.

Value: £100-£150

 
 

 

 

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