King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 1.9g.

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving banner from saint Stefan (nimbate), holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems.2 sides Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFANV, ("Uros king saint Stefan"). Large letter V at the base of the banner. + on the flag of the banner. Flag is represented with 3 horizontal lines.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels, Latin letters: IC - XC, ("Jesus Christ").                                               

Reference: Ljubic III, Maric 1956 T XIII 5/6, D (4.8).

Comment: S at the end of saints name is missing. Found metal detecting in Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 2019. It’s only 1 of 3 ever found in England.

During the 12th century Ripon built up a booming wool trade, attracting Italian trade merchants, especially Florentine’s, who bought and exported large quantities. The Republic of Florence (1115–1532) also known as the Florentine Republic was a medieval and early modern state that was centered on the Italian city of Florence in Tuscany.

Why would a Serbian coin end up in Ripon England? Well, there are 2 possibilities to this ancient mystery?

1. Florentine traders buying wool in Ripon used Serbian coins mixed with Venetian to pay for goods knowing that they are similar coins and knowing that English traders probably couldn’t tell a difference. A bit of a trickery!
2. Serbian merchants traveled 1000 plus miles by land and sea to England to buy wool themselves.

Below are the only other 2 coins found in England as published by Numizmaticar number 31, 2013. Two silver coins found are also a banner dinar but of King Stefan Uroš II Milutin (1282-1321) typed И3.1 (Д20/1.13, Ј7-1.3) minted 1282-1310 in Brskovo and a reduced dinar of Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović (1371-1389) typed И24.14 (Д343,
Ј32-9) issued 1380-1390 in Novo Brdo mint.

Stefan Uroš I Nemanjic was the youngest son of Stefan the First Crowned and Anna, the granddaughter of Enrico Dandolo, Doge of Venice. It was his grandfather Stefan Nemanja that raised him and his two older brothers Stefan Radoslav and Stefan Vladislav.

Like Roman "Caeser" Serbian "Stefan" is a high ranking title which many kings took on.

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King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 1.83g.

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving banner from saint Stefan (nimbate), holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEPПII, ("Uros king saint Stefan"). + on the flag of the banner. Flag is represented with 2 horizontal lines.

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

Reference: Ljubic III, Maric 1956 T XIII 5/6, D (4.8).

Comment: Letters FAN are replaced with PПII at the end of saints name, usual VS are missing at the end of the name too but with 2 + marks on each of his shoulders. There is a simple explanation that moneyer didn't know to read and write and mistakenly picked wrong letters. In any case his skill is clearly visible in a beautiful design that survives to this day. Very prominent long legs especially kings legs.


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King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 1.84g.

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving banner from saint Stefan (nimbate), holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEPΛII, ("Uros king saint Stefan"). + on the flag of the banner. Flag is represented with 3 horizontal lines.

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

Reference: Ljubic III, Maric 1956 T XIII 5/6, D (4.8).

Comment: Letters FAN are replaced with PΛII at the end of saints name, usual VS are missing at the end of the name too but with 2 + marks on each of his shoulders. There is another + sign between shaft of the double cross and his right leg. Dot between kings name and kings image. His legs are less prominent then example above. Very clear detail with natural toning and beautiful patina.

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King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 2g.

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving banner from saint Stefan (nimbate), holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFΛΙΙ, ("Uros king saint Stefan"). + on the flag of the banner. Flag is represented with 4 horizontal lines.

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

Reference: Ljubic III, Maric 1956 T XIII 5/6, D (4.8).

Comment: Letters FAN are replaced with PΛII at the end of saints name, usual VS are missing at the end of the name too but with 2 + marks on each of his shoulders. Stefan Uroš I Nemanjic was the first to begin exploiting the mines for silver, which would later become one of the main sources of material wealth and power of the Serbian state in the Medieval times. His first coins were minted on the Venetian model with saint standing next to the king and Jesus sitting on the throne on the reverse.

By faithfully copying Venetian matapan 21mm, 2.178g +/- 1% he sought to establish a trade with Venice. So weight and size is possibly one way to differentiate between Stefan Uroš I Nemanjic coins and the coins of his sons.


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King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 2g.

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving banner from saint Stefan (nimbate), holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEPΛII, ("Uros king saint Stefan"). + on the flag of the banner. Flag is represented with 4 horizontal lines.

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

Reference: Ljubic III, Maric 1956 T XIII 5/6, D (4.8).

Comment: Letters FAN are replaced with PΛII at the end of saints name, usual VS are missing at the end of the name too but with 4 + marks 2 on each of his shoulders. There is a x sign above kings name next to his head. His legs are also less prominent. X at the end of theREX title looks more like a cross.


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King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 1.8g.

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving banner from saint Stefan (nimbate), holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEPΛII, ("Uros king saint Stefan"). + on the flag of the banner. Flag is represented with 3 horizontal lines.

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

Reference: Ljubic III, Maric 1956 T XIII 5/6, D (4.8).

Comment: Letters FAN are replaced with PΛII at the end of saints name, usual VS are missing at the end of the name too but with 2 + marks on each of his shoulders. There is a star like sign between shaft of the double cross and his right leg. His legs are less prominent then example above. Very clear detail with natural toning and beautiful patina.


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King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276), "banner" silver coin. 19mm, 2g.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner from saint. Stefan, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems with his left hand, Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFAN ("Uros king, saint Stefan"). + on the flag of the banner. Flag is represented with 2 horizontal lines.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin letters: 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 the Stefan is present its not missing like example below. Similar example to above but with slimmer figures.

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King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276), silver "banner" coin. 20mm, 2.1g.

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

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels, Latin letters: IC - XC (Jesus Christ) above.

Reference: LJubic III, Maric 1956 T XIII 5/6, D (4.8).

Comment: Letters VS are missing at the end of saints name. Born in 1221 and died in 1280 in Serbia. Based on Archives of Dubrovnik Uros I was coining money, however the beginning of coining as well as the issue of determining what he was really coining remain in the sphere of assumptions as his coins are very similar and difficult to distinguish from the coins of his sons Dragutin and Milutin. King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic was buried at Sopocani.


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King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276), silver "banner" dinar. 19mm, 2.1g.

Obverse: King receiving banner from saint 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, saint Stefan"). + on the flag of the banner. Flag is represented with 3 horizontal lines.

Reverse Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin letters: 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 Stefan Uros I Nemanjic uncleaned with natural patina. 

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King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276), silver "banner" dinar. 19mm, 2.2g.

Obverse: King receiving banner from saint Stefan, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems with his left hand, Latin legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFAN ("Uros king, saint Stefan"). + on the flag of the banner. Flag is represented with 3 horizontal lines.

Reverse Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin letters: 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: Another typical issue of King Srefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276) well preserved with great detail.

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King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276). Silver "banner" coin.

Obverse: Bare-headed king receiving banner from saint Stefan, holding with his left hand undecorated book of gospels. x on both saint arms. Latin legend: VROSIVS REX STEFAN ("Uros king, Stefan"). + on the flag of the banner. Flag is represented with 3 horizontal lines.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding book of gospels decorated with 5 gems. Latin letters: 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 no gems on where on the reverse it is decorated with 5 gems. S in front of the Stefan is missing. Very similar coin to his fathers coins Uros I but because of two x signs on both saint arms its most likely sons issue.

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