King Stefan Tomasevic Kotromanic (Despot of Serbia 1459 and King of Bosnia 1461-1463)

Silver "helmet" type. 18mm, 1.069g.

Obverse: Crowned helmet over coat of arms. Latin legend: +STEPAN . CRAGL (STEFAN KING) around. R on the left and double star on the right.

Reverse: Saint Gregory standing with cardinal's hat and long staff. Latin legend around: S GREGORI . PAPE.

Reference: Ren 1133, Jov 62 2.1, J 62 2, LJ XVII-14.

Comment: Lovely natural patina and detail. He was son of Stefan Tomas youngest son of Ostoja and ruled as King of Bosnia 1443-1461. By marrying Maria of Serbia April 1459 he became Despot of Serbia. Same year he lost Serbia and fled backto Bosnia. That marked end of the Kingdom of Serbia.

There are only 17 registered examples.

 

Reference: #TOM03

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £500-£600

 


King Stefan Tomasevic Kotromanic (Despot of Serbia 1459 and King of Bosnia 1461-1463)

Silver "helmet" type. 23mm, 2.2g.

Obverse: Crowned helmet over coat of arms. Latin legend: +STEFAN CRAGL (STEFAN KING) around. R on the left and double star on the right.

Reverse: Saint Gregory standing with cardinal's hat and long staff. Latin legend around: S GREGORI PAPE.

Reference: Ren 1133 (type I), J 247, Jov 62-2, LJ XVII-14.

Comment: In 1888, the archaeologist Ćiro Truhelka excavated bones in a settlement close to Jajce known as Kraljev Grob (King's Tomb) and found the skeleton of a decapitated adult male. Though there is no direct evidence that these are the remains of Stefan Tomašević, folk tradition and circumstantial evidence have led to the conclusion that they are. The bones were placed in a glass coffin, and have since been housed in the Franciscan monastery in Jajce. 

Possible contemporary counterfeit. 

There are only 17 registered examples.

 

Reference: #TOM02

Not For Sale

Estimated Value: £50-£100

 
 


King Stefan Tomasevic Kotromanic (Despot of Serbia 1459 and King of Bosnia 1461-1463)

Silver "helmet" type. 2g

Obverse: Crowned helmet over coat of arms. Latin legend: +STEFAN CRAGL (STEFAN KING) around. R on the left and double star on the right.

Reverse: Saint Gregory standing with cardinal's hat and long staff. Latin legend around: S GREGORI PAPE.

Reference: Ren 1133 (type I), J 247, Jov 62-2, LJ XVII-14.

Comment: He took over Bosnia after his fathers death in 1461. Killed on 25th May 1463 near Jajce which marked end of the Kingdom of Bosnia. 

Possible contemporary counterfeit. 


Order info: #TOM01. (SOLD)

 
 

 

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