King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321). Sixth Serbian king.

Silver "lily and a globus" type. 20mm, 1.920g.

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

Reverse: Christ enthroned, blessing with his right hand and with his left hand holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne. 

Reference: Jov 7 7.5, J 7-10, Lj VI-9, D 28 44-48.

Comment: Very rare and important example as only few types had reference to money. Lovely toning and patina. Long and slender body of the king. 9 small crosses on the obverse, 1 is hanging at the end of kings necklace, 4 are on his belt and 4 are on the throne 2 on each side. Reverse only has 1 small cross under Jesus right elbow. These are possibly moneyer marks.

Only 10 registered examples. 

Reference: #MIL30

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £800-£900

Detail of fresco Loza Nemanjića, Stefan Uros II Milutin (son of King Uros I) Dečani, Serbia.


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "lily and a globus" type. 20mm, 1.932g.

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

Reverse: Christ enthroned, blessing with his right hand and with his left hand holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Single triple dotted pellet at the bottom of his feet. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne. There are also nine crosses or 4 dotted marks on the left side within the throne and a single cross or 4 dotted mark on the right side.

Reference: Jov 7 7.5, J 7-10, Lj VI-9, D 28 44-48.

Comment: Very rare example with lovely dark brown/black toning. Long and slender body of the king not visible here because of double strike. 

Only 10 registered examples. 


Reference: #MIL23

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £700-£800

Fresco of King Milutin in King's Church of the Studenica monastery painted during his lifetime around 1314.


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "lily and a globus" type. 20mm, 2.249g.

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) around. Prominent long hair wearing a long garment.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Sigla v at the bottom of his feet. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

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

Comment: Very rare example with lovely toning and patina. There is a cross on kings chest . Amazing preservation and detail. Beautiful look and feel.

Only 7 registered examples. 


Reference: #MIL31

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £700-£800

 

King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "lily and a globus" type. 21mm, 2.345g.

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) around. Prominent long hair wearing a long garment.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Sigla v at the bottom of his feet and a small x on the left side just under arm. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

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

Comment: Very rare example with lovely dark blue/green toning. There is a cross on kings chest but not visible here. 

Only 7 registered examples. 

Reference: #MIL16

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £600-£700

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "lily and a globus" type. 20mm, 1.912g.

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) around. Prominent long hair wearing a long garment.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Single dot on his chest. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 7 7.1, Lj VI-8, D 27 40-43.

Comment: Very rare example with lovely patina. Slightly different variant from 2 examples above. There is a cross on kings chest. 

Only 5 registered examples. 


Reference: #MIL34

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £300-£400

 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "lily and a globus" type. 21mm, 2.336g.

Obverse: Crowned king sitting on low-back bench like throne represented by 3 horizontal dotted lines, holding lily tipped scepter and a double cross globus. Latin legend: MONET A REGIS VROSI (MONEY OF KING UROS) around. Prominent long hair wearing a long garment.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, blessing with his left arm, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. 2 lines, first at the bottom next to his right foot and a second one on the left side just under his right elbow. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne. 3 circles inside halo. 2 large lilies, 1 on each side.

Reference: Jov 7 7.3, D 25/1 37-39, Ш VII 200, T I/5, LJ II.

Comment: Very rare and important example as only few types had reference to money. There is a round medallion on kings chest with very visible details of his attire. Left arm almost looks like showing muscle a bicep sticking out while holding heavy globus. Lovely toning and patina.

Only 11 registered examples. 


Reference: #MIL29

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £700-£800

 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "lily and a globus" type. 21mm, 2.114g.

Obverse: King sitting on low-back throne represented by 3 horizontal dotted lines, holding lily-tipped scepter and a double cross globus. Wearing a chain with a cross around his neck. Latin legend: VROS I VS REX (UROS KING) around. Single 4 dotted mark between kings name and the title.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, bleassing with his right hand and in his left hand holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne. Lilies on each side. Single 4 dotted mark on the right side within the throne. 3 circles inside halo.

Reference: J 7 8.1.

Comment: Lovely dark black/brown patina with clean details. Milutin was born in 1253, took over Kingdom from his brother Dragutin and ruled for 39 years. His father king Stefan Uros I was know as king Stefan Uros The Great because of his long rule of 33 years but king Milutin ruled longer then that, 39 years. He is the longest serving Serbian monarch.


Reference: #MIL24

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £600-£700

 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "lily and a globus" type. 21mm, 2.094g.

Obverse: King sitting on low-back throne represented by 2 horizontal dotted lines, holding lily-tipped scepter and a double cross globus. Wearing a chain with a cross around his neck. Latin legend: VROS I VS REX (UROS KING) around.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne. Lilies with a dot in the middle on each side. 3 circles inside halo.

Reference: Maric 1956 T XIII 17, J 7 8.2, Jov 7-13, J 25, LJ (VI-12), I (3.3).

Comment: Lovely green/brown patina with clean details. After 39 years of ruling as a king he had brain stroke and 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. 

Reference: #MIL25

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £600-£700

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321). 

Silver "double cross" type. 20mm, 2.093g.

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 gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend: VROSI RE X S STEFAN (UROS KING SAINT 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. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Lilies as siglas to the sides. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne. 3 circles inside halo.

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 #MIL25 above and Dragutin his brothers type #DRA09. 

Fresco of King Milutin in King's Church of the Studenica monastery painted during his lifetime around 1314 below right.


Reference: #MIL15

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £1300-£1400

 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "banner" type. 22mm, 2.059g.

Obverse: King standing to the left, wearing open crown holding banner with a cross at the bottom of the shaft. Saint Stefan standing on the right holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFAN (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. In the field below small  ° - °

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Siglas P - T to the sides. 4 triple dotted 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: A very attractive example of this rare type. Extremely fine. Also there is a very interesting letter A in saints name STEFAN.

70 registered examples.


Reference: #MIL10

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £200-£250

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "banner" type. 

Obverse: King standing to the left, wearing open crown holding banner with a cross at the bottom of the shaft. Saint Stefan standing on the right holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend: VROSIVS REX SSTEFAN (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. In the field below on the left side letter L.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Sigla V on the right side. 4 triple dotted 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: A very attractive example of this rare type. Extremely fine. Also there is a very interesting letter A in saints name STEFAN.

70 registered examples.

Reference: #MIL33

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £200-£250

 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "banner" type. 22mm, 2.322g.

Obverse: King standing to the left, wearing open crown holding banner with a cross at the bottom of the shaft. Saint Stefan standing on the right holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFAN (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. + on the flag represented with 4 lines.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Siglas P - T to the sides. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: Jov 7-4, LJ (IV-19-21), I (3.8), J 7.3.2, D 19/2/3.

Comment: A very attractive example of this rare type. Cross on banner is much thicker then example above. King is also waring different crown.

Only 3 registered examples.

Reference: #MIL26

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £250-£300

 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "banner" type coin. 20mm, 1.631g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner from saint Stefan (nimbate), holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin legend: VROSIV REX S STEFAN, (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. + on the flag of the banner. Flag is represented with 3 horizontal lines.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above.

Reference: Jov 7 2.1, J 7-3, Ljubic V-15, I 2.1, D (4.8).

Comment: Letters VS are missing at the end of saints name. Kings name is also missing letter S. Legs are depicted as very short and Jesus hair is unusual.

Reference: #MIL19

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £150-£200

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 20mm, 1.977g.

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 STEFANV (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. Small letter o at the bottom of the shaft on the left side.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Sigla N on the left sides. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

Reference: Compare to Jov 7.4.2.

Comment: This example has very nice face of the king with saints name ending without S.  Title REX is smaller then the rest of the description.


Reference: #MIL27

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £150-£200

 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 20mm, 1.705g.

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 SAINT STEFAN) around. Small T - R control letters at the bottom of the shaft.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Siglas Λ - N to the sides. Possibly large R or N under left elbow. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne. Halo has no usual lines.

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.

Estimated Value: £400-£500

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 20mm, 1.763g.

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 SSTFANVS (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. Small L - V control letters at the bottom of the shaft.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Siglas large B and a small A to the sides. Possibly small s under left elbow. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

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.

Estimated Value: £200-£250

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 21mm, 2.000g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner with patriarchal cross from St. Stefan; holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems, large  P at the bottom, Latin legend: VROSIVS REX SSTEFAN (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, facing, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Siglas B - oш (UROS) to the sides. 4 triple dotted 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.

Estimated Value: £200-£250

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 20mm, 1.993g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner with patriarchal cross from St. Stefan, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems, large  N - O at the bottom. Latin legend: VROSIVS . REX S STEFAN (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. 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. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Serbian letters: up - oш (UROS) to the sides. 4 triple dotted 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.

Estimated Value: £250-£300

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 20mm, 1.804g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner with patriarchal cross from St. Stefan, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems, small control letters  T - R at the bottom. Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFAN (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. 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. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Siglas T - V to the sides. 4 triple dotted 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.

Estimated Value: £150-£200

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 20mm, 1.726g.

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving patriarchal double cross from St. Stefan (nimbate), holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend: VROSIV REX S STEFANN (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. N - O control letters at the bottom of the shaft.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Siglas T - V to the sides. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne.

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 apprentice.

Reference: #MIL22

Not For Sale.

Estimated Value: £200-£250

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 21mm, 1.984g.

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 SAINT STEFAN) around.

Reverse: Christ, nimbate, seated facing on decorated throne and holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems with both hands. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. Sigla M - T to the sides. 4 triple dotted 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.

Estimated Value: £150-£200

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 20mm, 1.205g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner with patriarchal cross from St. Stefan, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems, large  C- T at the bottom. Latin legend: VROSIVS REX SSTEFAN (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. With tilted S.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, facing, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems with both hands. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted 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.

Estimated Value: £100-£200

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "lily and a globus" type. 19mm, 1.728g.

Obverse: Crowned king sitting on low-back bench like throne represented by 3 horizontal dotted lines, holding lily tipped scepter and a double cross globus. Latin legend: MONET A REGIS VROSI (MONEY OF KING UROS) around. Prominent long hair wearing a long garment.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, blessing with his left arm, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted pellets around the throne. 3 circles inside halo. 2 large lilies, 1 on each side.

Reference: Jov 7 7.3, D 25/1 37-39, Ш VII 200, T I/5, LJ II.

Comment: Very rare and important example but sadly not in great condition. Still rare and hard to find. Black toning and patina almost as if it has survived fire..

Only 11 registered examples. 

Reference: #MIL32 (SOLD)

 

King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 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 gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend: VROSI RE X S STEFAN (UROS KING SAINT 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. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. lilies as siglas to the sides. 4 triple dotted 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. 

Order info: #MIL17.  (SOLD)

 
 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "lily and a globus" type. 2.1g

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

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - Jesus Christ) above. 4 triple dotted 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. 


Order info: #MIL01. (SOLD)

 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282-1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 1.8g.

Obverse: King (bare-headed) receiving patriarchal cross from St. Stefan (nimbate), holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFAN (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. Control letter d at bottom of shaft.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - 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" type. 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 (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around. In the field below small  ° - °

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - 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). 


Order info: #MIL03. (SOLD) 

 


King Stefan Uros II Milutin (1282 – 1321)

Silver "double cross" type. 1.8g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner with patriarchal cross from St. Stefan holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems, large C at the bottom. Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFAN (UROS KING SAINT STEFAN) around.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, facing; holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Greek letters: IC XC (In Greek: Ιησούς Χριστός - 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)

 
 

Nemanjic Royal Family Tree (Loza Nemanjica) Decani, Serbia XIV century.

King Milutin is featured in the middle of the second line of large images. His father Uros I is on the right and older brother Dragutin on the left. His son Stefan Uros III Decanski is on the third line far right.

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