King Stefan Tomasevic (Despot of Serbia 1459 and king of Serbs in Raska state including Western Sides and Coast and 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 Serbs in Coastal area, Western Sides and 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)

 
 

 

Charter of King Stefan Tomašević to Dubrovnik, November 25th, 1461

ПРЕВОД ПОВЕЉЕ:

МИЛОШЋУ БОЖИЈОМ, МИ ГОСПОДИН ШТЕФАН СТЕПАН, КРАЉ СРБИМА, БОСНЕ, ПРИМОРЈА И ОКОЛИНЕ, ДА ЈЕ ЗНАНО СВАКОМ ЧОВЕКУ, КОГА СЕ ТИЧЕ. ОВИМ НАШИМ ОТВОРЕНИМ ЛИСТОМ, КАКО СМО ОБЕЋАВАЛИ НАШИМ ДРАГИМ И СРДАЧНИМ ПРИЈАТЕЉИМА КНЕЗУ И ВЛАСТЕЛИ И СВОЈ ОПШТИНИ ВЛАСТИ ДУБРОВАЧКЕ, ЗА ОНО СРЕБРО, КОЈЕ ЈЕ УЗЕО ГОСПОДИН РОДИТЕЉ МИ, ГОСПОДИН КРАЉ ТОМАШ – ТРИСТА ПЕТ ЛИТРИ И ОСАМ УНЧИ. А ОД ТОГА ЈЕ ТРГОВЦИМА ИСПЛАЋЕНО СТО ЛИТАРА. СТОГА САМ ИМ ЈА, ГОСПОДИН КРАЉ СТИПАН, ДАО МОЈУ РЕЧ ГОСПОДСКУ И ОБЕЋАО, ДА ОНО ШТО ИМ НИЈЕ ИСПЛАТИО РОДИТЕЉ МИ, ГОСПОДИН КРАЉ ТОМАШ, ДВЕСТА ПЕТ ЛИТАРА И ОСАМ УНЧИ СРЕБРА – ДА ЋУ ЈА, ГОСПОДИН КРАЉ СТИПАН, ДА ИМ

ИСПЛАТИМ ИЗ МОЈЕ КОМОРЕ, ШТО ПРЕ БУДЕ МОГУЋЕ, КНЕЗУ И ВЛАСТЕЛИ ИЛИ КОМЕ ОНИ КАЖУ, ИЛИ КОГА ПОШАЉУ. И НАРЕДИЛИ СМО ДА СЕ ЗАПЕЧАТИ НАШИМ СРЕДЊИМ ЗАКОНИТИМ ПЕЧАТОМ. ПИСАНО У ЈАЈЦУ, ДВАДЕСЕТ ПЕТОГ ДАНА, МЕСЕЦА НОВЕМБРА 1461. ГОДИНЕ ОД РОЂЕЊА ХРИСТОВОГ. А ПИСА ДИЈАК БРАНОШ, ПО ЗАПОВЕСТИ ГОСПОДИНА МИ, ГОСПОДИНА КРАЉА СТИПАНА.

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