On this page few known collections and hoards of Serbian medieval coins can be found.
There are around 20 collections in private hands around the world and about 10 in various institutions in Serbia totally numbering around 12000-15000 coins: Peoples Museum, History Museum, Serbian Orthodox Church, Monastery Rakovica, Serbian Academy of Science, National Bank of Serbia, all in Belgrade, National Museum Krusevac, National Museum Nis, National Museum Sabac and National Museum Pozarevac.
Hoard on the Venetian land route
VENICE - HUNGARY - BOSNIA - SERBIA - DUBROVNIK - BYZANTINE - BLACK SEA
Descriptions on the coins:
King Stefan the First Crowned 1217-1228, 21mm, 2.057g, STEFANV REX SSTEFANV
Doge Jacopo Tiepolo 1229-1249, 20mm, 2.042g, IATEVPL DVX S•M•VENETI
King Uros the Great 1243-1276, 20mm, 2.066g, VROSIVS⁂ REX •S•STEFAN
King Uros the Great 1243-1276, 20mm, 2.209g, VROSIVS• REX •S•STEFAN
King Uros the Great 1243-1276, 20mm, 1.958g, VROSIVS' REX •S•STEFAN'
Doge Raniero Zeno 1253-1268, 21mm, 2.042g, •RA•CENO• DVX S•M•VENETI
Doge Raniero Zeno 1253-1268, 21mm, 2.052g, •RA•CENO• DVX S•M•VENETI
HOARD OF SERBIAN AND VENETIAN MEDIEVAL COINS FOUND ON THE OLD TRADE ROUTE.pdf
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Hoard on the Venetian sea route
VENICE - ADRIATIC SEA - IONIAN SEA - MEDITERRANEAN - BLACK SEA
1st (No. 1) coin is the money of Serbian King Stefan The First Crowned 1217-1228,
28 (No. 2, 4-6, 8-11, 13-24, 26-31 and 34) is the money of Serbian King Uros The Great 1243-1276,
6 (No. 3, 7, 12, 25, 32 and 33) is the money of Serbian King Stefan Uroš The Second Milutin 1282-1321,
2 (No. 35 and No. 36) is the money of Jacopo Contarini 47th Doge of Venice 1275-1280,
1 (No. 38) is the money of Giovanni Dandolo 48th Doge of Venice 1280-1289 and
3 (No. 39-41) is the money of Pietro Gradenigo 49th Doge of Venice 1289-1311.
Serbian medieval coin collection of 20 coins in the National Museum Pozarevac, Serbia:
The Coins of Serbia and Venice from the Collection of the National Museum in Požarevac.pdf
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This following Serbian medieval coin hoard was found in today's Macedonia some 20 years ago around the turn of the 21st century. It was then sold to a German numismatic company and sold individually to collectors from around the world.
We have 12 examples from this hoard. It had some 250-260 coins all from just 2 kings, King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321) featured as bare-headed king and his son King Stefan Uros III Decanski (1321-1331) featured as crowned king. There were all double cross type with king standing on the left and St Stefan on the right holding together long patriarchal double cross.
Comparisons of these pictured below examples shows that moneyer has produced and used many dies. These dies do not all look like they have been made by a skillful and experienced moneyer but possibly by his apprentice or a trainee. Unwanted dies were probably discarded but coins put into circulation resulting in many variants and unique pieces in Serbian numismatic history. This is plain to see in the examples here where letters are either missing or added, title REX is either missing, its enlarged or very small, crown and images vary in size and shape and double cross varies in design.
Below are 96 examples from that hoard.
Remarkably out of these 96 which is around 38% of the whole hoard we can identify some 30 different dies. Most common among them all are 21 Decanski examples with branched crown with T G moneyer marks at the bottom of the double cross shaft.
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