King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321), silver "double cross" dinar. 20mm, 2.09g.

Obverse: King wearing long hair, beard and mustache standing to the left, wearing large open crown holding double cross in the center with St Stefan standing on the right with Nimbus holding Book of Gospel decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend: VROSI RE X S STEFAN around. King has + on his chest where saint has one on his arm as well as one on the chest.

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

Reference: D 22 30,31, Jov 7-6, LJ Uros I VI/44, T. V/3, J 7-9, I 3.2.

Comment: This extremely rare type is the only double cross type where title is not placed down along the cross but at the edge around the rim with the rest of the legend. There are only 6 registered examples. Reverse is just like #MIL01 below and Dragutin his brothers type #DRA09. Very fine. We will call this crown branched crown type 1.

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Reference: #MIL15

Not For Sale.

Value: £1300-£1500

 
 

This coin was found at Studenica monastery complex and its part of collection of National Museum of Serbia in Belgrade.

No photo description available.

King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321) silver "lily and a globus" coin. 21mm, 2.4g.

Obverse: Crowned king sitting on low-back bench like throne, holding lily tipped scepter and a globus. Latin legend: MONET A REGIS VROSI (MONEY OF KING UROS). Prominent long hair wearing a long garment.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend: IC XC ("Jesus Christ"), sigla v at the bottom of his feet and a small x on the left side just under arm. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 7-7.2, J 7-11, I (3.5), D 27 40-43.

Comment: Very rare and important example as only few types had reference to money. There is a cross on kings chest but not visible here. Lovely blue green toning. Only 7 registered examples. We will call this crown branched crown type 1.

Reference: #MIL16

Not For Sale.

Value: £600-£700

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321), silver "banner" dinar. 22mm, 2.05g.

Obverse: King standing to the left, wearing open crown holding banner, with a cross in the center, St Stefan standing on the right with Nimbus holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems.  Latin legend VROSIVS REX S STEFAN, In the field below small  ° -°

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above, siglas P - T to the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 7-5, J (15), LJ (IV-21), I (3.9), J 7.3.1, D 19/2/3.

Comment: Classic early "banner" dinar modeled after the Venetian grosso (an imitation thereof, but certainly - given original legends - not a forgery). A very attractive example of this rare type. Extremely fine. We will call this crown branched crown type 2.

70 registered examples.


Reference: #MIL10

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£250

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321), silver "banner" dinar. 19mm, 2g.

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving banner or flag from St. Stefan (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin Legend: VROSIV. REX S STEFAN, ("Uros King St Stefan").

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin Legend: IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above.

Reference: Jov 7 1.1, D (4.8).

Comment: Tilted S on the right side. 44 registered examples. Both saint and Jesus have unusually large ears featured.

Reference: #MIL19

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£250

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321), silver "double cross" dinar. 20mm, 1.7g.

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving patriarchal double cross from St. Stefan (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin Legend: VROSIVS S STEFAN, ("Uros St Stefan"). Small T - R control letters at the bottom of the shaft.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin Legend: IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above. Siglas Λ - N to the sides. Possibly large R or N under left elbow.

Reference: Unpublished compare to Jov 7.4.2.

Comment: This is very rare and unique example without a common title REX that is normally featured down along the shaft of the double cross. It is not clear why kings title is omitted it could be moneyers error or it was issued before Milutin became king. Double cross shaft is very thin and Christ throne has slightly arched top which is normally straight or flat.  

This coin as well as #MIL18, #MIL21 and #MIL22 as well as Decanski #DEC15 - #DEC22, 12 in total, are all coming from a large hoard of some 250 coins found in today's Macedonia some 20 years ago. Comparisons of around 100 of them shows same design of king and saint holding double cross but with many small differences between them like missing or tilted letters, additional letters and missing title, more crude and slightly altered designs. This makes us to conclude that many dies were produced and not always by skilled and experienced moneyer but by their apprentices as well. After initial sampling moneyer would probably abandoned use of the particular die but put coins produced into circulation. These are today extremely rare variants. Please check Hoards page for more information.

Reference: #MIL20

Not For Sale.

Value: £400-£500

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321), silver "double cross" dinar. 20mm, 1.7g.

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving patriarchal double cross from St. Stefan (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin Legend: VROSIVS REX S STFANVS, ("Uros St Stefan"). Small L - V control letters at the bottom of the shaft.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin Legend: IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above. Siglas large B and a small A to the sides. Possiblysmall s under left elbow.

Reference: Compare to Jov 7.4.2.

Comment: This is very rare and unique, so far only 1 of 4 known examples where saints name ends with VS. Letter E is missing and his shoulders are also very prominent, wide and square. Title REX is very, very small and double cross has thick shaft.

Reference: #MIL21

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£300

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321) Silver "double cross" dinar. 21mm, 2g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner with patriarchal cross from St. Stephen; holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, large  P at the bottom, Latin legend VROSIVS REX S STEFAN ("Uros King, St Stefan"). 

Reverse: Christ enthroned, facing, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, IC-XC (Jesus Christ) above, siglas B - oш (UROS) to the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 7.4.2.

Comment: Another classic early dinar modeled after the Venetian grosso but with a double cross instead of banner. Nicely toned. Some areas of weakness, otherwise, good very fine. Only 7 registered examples and a only type of King Milutin where, at least partially, Cyrillic is used to repeat the name of the king Uros, spelling: "up" on the left and "oш" on the right side. On this example letter "B" is on the left and "oш" on the right side. It either meant to be standing for kings name or that moneyer, possibly after kings death, simply chooses them for minting marks. 


Reference: #MIL11

Not For Sale.

Value: £200-£250

 
 

This coin is part of a collection of National Museum of Serbia in Belgrade. Notice same B and oш siglas.

No photo description available.


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321) Silver "double cross" dinar. 20mm, 1.98g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner with patriarchal cross from St. Stephen, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, large  N - O at the bottom, Latin legend VROSIVS . REX S STEFAN ("Uros King, St Stefan"). Saint is holding book of gospel with 5 gems on and there is a flower next to it. Two + on his arm and chest.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, facing, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above, Serbian letters: up - oш (UROS) to the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 7.5, J (7-8), LJ (IV-7), D 31/104,105. 

Comment: Another classic early dinar modeled after the Venetian grosso but with a double cross instead of banner. Nicely toned and very fine. Only type of King Milutin coins where Cyrillic is used to repeat the name of the king, Uros, spelling in low case: "up" on the left and "oш" on the right side

Reference: #MIL13

Not For Sale.

Value: £250-£300

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321) Silver "double cross" dinar. 20mm, 1.8g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner with patriarchal cross from St. Stephen, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, small control letters  T - R at the bottom, Latin legend VROSIVS REX S STEFAN ("Uros King, St.Stefan"). Saint is holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Two 4 dotted marks on his arm and chest.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, facing, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above, siglas T - V to the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 7.5, J (7-8), LJ (IV-7), D 31/104,105. 

Comment: Another classic early dinar modeled after the Venetian grosso but with a double cross instead of banner. Nicely toned and very fine. Just like examples above but with a different moneyer siglas.


Reference: #MIL18

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321), silver "double cross" dinar. 20mm, 1.6g.

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving patriarchal double cross from St. Stefan (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin Legend: VROSIV REX S STEFANN, ("Uros King St Stefan"). N - O control letters at the bottom of the shaft.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin Legend: IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above. Siglas T - V to the sides

Reference: Compare to Jov 7.4.2.

Comment: This is very rare and unique variant where letter S is missing from kings name but at the end of saints name another letter N is added. Double cross is also much thicker then usual. It is not clear why this is the case it could simply be moneyers error or it has been made by a less skilled moneyer or bya apprentice.

Reference: #MIL22

Not For Sale.

Value: £250-£300

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321) Silver "double cross" dinar. 21mm, 2g.

Obverse: King standing facing on the left, crowned, holding akakia in his left hand and St. Stefan, nimbate, standing facing on the right, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems in his left hand both holding between them with their right hands, long patriarchal double cross. Blundered legend VRSVCI SSTEFII (UROS STSTEFAN) around.

Reverse: Christ, nimbate, seated facing on decorated throne and holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems with both hands. IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above, sigla M - T to the sides. 4 triple pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jovanovic, Srpski Srednjovekovni Novac, page 39 similar imitations attributed to Stefan Uroš III Decanski.

Comment: A contemporary imitation of a gross of Stefan Uros II Milutin. An attractive and particularly wild imitation without title REX being used. About extremely fine. Only 10 registered examples of which Jovanovic listed 3.


Reference: #MIL12

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 

King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321), silver "double cross" dinar. 20mm, 1.8g.

Obverse: King wearing long hair, beard and mustache standing to the left, wearing large open crown holding double cross in the center with St Stefan standing on the right with Nimbus holding Book of Gospel decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend: VROSI RE X S STEFAN around. King has + on his chest where saint has one on his arm as well as one on the chest.

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

Reference: D 22 30,31, Jov 7-6, LJ Uros I VI/44, T. V/3, J 7-9, I 3.2.

Comment: This extremely rare type is the only double cross type where title is not placed down along the cross but at the edge around the rim with the rest of the legend. Small damage with only 3 missing letters S ST.  Rest of the legend is clearly visible as well as nicely preserved images. Lovely blue/green toning and natural patina. There are only 6 registered examples. We will call this crown branched crown type 1.

Reference: #MIL17

For Sale.

Price: £650

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321) Silver "double cross" dinar.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner with patriarchal cross from St. Stephen, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, large  C- T at the bottom, Latin legend VROSIVS REX S STEFAN ("Uros King, St.Stefan"). With tilted S.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, facing, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems with both hands. IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple pellets around the throne. Sigla Λ on the left side.

Reference: Jov 7.4.2, D 30/1-28/50-103.

Comment: Another classic early dinar modeled after the Venetian grosso but with a double cross instead of banner. Nicely toned. With unusual and rare tilted letter S. It seems that both letters S are tilted but under different angles. Small damage.

Reference: #MIL14

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 

King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 - 1321), Silver "banner" dinar. 19mm, 2.2g.

Obverse: King receiving banner from St. Stefan, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems with his left hand, Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFAN ("Uros King, St Stefan").

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

Reference: Jov 7-7, J (16), LJ (IV-4,5,6), I (3.7)

Comment: Typical issue of King Srefan Uros II Milutin well preserved with great detail.

 

Reference: #MIL09

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 

King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 - 1321), Silver "banner" dinar. 19mm, 2.1g.

Obverse: King receiving banner from St. Stefan, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems with his left hand, X next to it. Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFAN ("Uros King, St Stefan"). 

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

Reference: Jov 7-7, J (16), LJ (IV-4,5,6), I (3.7).

Comment: Typical issue of King Srefan Uros II Milutin uncleaned with natural patina. 

Order info: #MIL08

For Sale. Price: £115.00

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321) silver "lily and a globus" coin. 2.1g

Obverse: King sitting on low-back throne, holding lily-tipped scepter and globus with double cross. Latin legend VROSIVS REX (UROS KING)

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

Reference: Maric 1956 T XIII 17, Jov 7-13, J 25, LJ (VI-12), I (3.3)

Comment: Milutin was born in 1253, took over Kingdom from his brother Dragutin and ruled for 39 years. After having brain stroke he died on October 29th 1321. He was buried in his Memorial in Banjska in order that his remains should be transferred to Trepca. They were taken to Sofia capital of Bulgaria, to the church "The holy king", around 1460, where they were being kept till the present day. We will call this crown branched crown type 1.


Order info: #MIL01. (SOLD)

 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321), silver "double cross" dinar, 1.8g

Obverse: King (bare-headed) receiving patriarchal cross from St. Stephen (nimbate), holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFAN, control letter d at bottom of shaft.

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

Reference: Jov 7-7 var.

Comment: Milutin built more churches and monasteries then all other members of Nemanjic dynasty put together. 


Order info: #MIL02(SOLD)

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321), silver "banner" dinar, 2.2g.

Obverse: King standing to the left, wearing open crown holding banner, with a cross in the center, St Stefan standing on the right with Nimbus holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend VROSIVS REX S STEFAN, In the field below small  ° - °

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

Reference: Jov 7-5, J (15), LJ (IV-21), I (3.9)

Comment: Classic early "banner" dinar modeled after the Venetian grosso (an imitation thereof, but certainly - given original legends - not a forgery). We will call this crown branched crown type 2.


Order info: #MIL03. (SOLD) 

 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321) Silver "double cross" dinar. 1.8g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner with patriarchal cross from St. Stephen holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems, large C at the bottom. Latin legend VROSIVS REX S STEFAN.

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

Reference: Jov 7-7, J (16), LJ (IV-4,5,6), I (3.7)

Comment: Another classic early dinar modeled after the Venetian grosso but with cross instead of banner.


Order info: #MIL004. (SOLD)

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 - 1321), Silver "banner" dinar. 20mm, 1.9g.

Obverse: King receiving banner from St. Stephen, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems with his left hand, Latin legend: VROSIV REX S STEFAN ("Uros King, St Stefan").

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

Reference: Jov 7-7, J (16), LJ (IV-4,5,6), I (3.7).

Comment: Very rare and hard to find beautiful clean double struck on both sides. Old medieval mistake. On this example S is missing at the end of kings name.


Reference: #MIL05

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 



King Stefan Uros II Milutin 1282 - 1321, Silver "banner" coin. 19mm, 2g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner from St. Stephen, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems with his left hand, Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFAN ("Uros King, St.Stefan")

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

Reference: Jov 7-7, J (16), LJ (IV-4,5,6), I (3.7)

Comment: X on the reverse looks more like a +. S in front of theStefan is present its not missing like example below. Similar example to above but with slimmer figures.


Order info: #MIL06

For Sale. Price: £95.00

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin 1282 - 1321, Silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 2g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner from St Stefan, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems with his left hand, Latin legend: VROSIVS REX STEFAN ("Uros King, Stefan") with "+" sign on each side of the banner.

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

Reference: Jov 7-7, J (16), LJ (IV-4,5,6), I (3.7)

Comment: King is featured with a long straight hair. Book of gospels on obverse looks more like a proper book with 4 visible corners and possibly just 1 gem in the middle where on the reverse it looks like decorated with 5 gems. S in front of theStefan is missing. Very similar coin to his fathers coins Uros I.


Reference: #MIL07

Not For Sale.

Value: £150-£200

 
 


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