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

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving patriarchal cross from St. Stefan (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems.2 sides Latin Legend: VROSIVS REX S STEFANV, ("Uros King St Stefan"). Large letter V at the base of the banner.

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, Latin Legend: 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.

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Value: £250-£300

 
 

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

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving patriarchal cross from St. Stefan (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin Legend: VROSIVS 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: Ljubic III, Maric 1956 T XIII 5/6, D (4.8).

Comment: Letters VS are missing at the end of saints name. 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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Value: £200-£250

 
 

King Stefan Uros I Nemanjic (1243-1276), "banner" silver coin. 20mm, 1.5g

Obverse: Bare headed king receiving patriarchal cross from St. Stefan (nimbate), holding Book of Gospels decorated with 5 gems. 2 sides Latin Legend: VROSIVS 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, sigla B or 8 on the right side.

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

Comment: Letters VS are missing at the end of saints name. 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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For Sale. Price: £115.00

 
 


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

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

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, Latin Legend: 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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For Sale. Price: £125.00

 
 


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