Queen Jelena Mrnjavcevic, wife of King Vukasin Mrnjavcevic (1365-1388), silver coin.

Obverse: In 5 lines Serbian Cyrillic legend: +БЬА +БΛAΓO IBЪPNA KPAΛH ObЦА (BОGОМ BLAGOVERNA KRALJICA ("IN GOD PIOUS QUEEN"))

Reverse: Christ in Glory, facing, standing, holding Book of Gospels, blessing with the right hand, IC - XC (Jesus Christ) and 3 stars around on each side.

Reference: J 18-2.1, LJ XI-7,8, J 96, I 17.3, D (151-8)

Comment: Most likely struck after 1371 after King Vukasin Mrnjavcevic have died fighting the Ottomans at the Battle of Maritsa. Extremely, extremely rare and hard to find coin today. Only very few examples are know to exist.

She is also known under the name Jevrosima, Aljena and Elena and a mother of the legendary hero Prince Marko whose coins are even more rare and very sot after. Her death is believed to be around 1388.

Only 12 registered examples.

Order info: #VUM03

Price: £1100.00

 
 


King Vukasin Mrnjavcevic (1365-1371), silver description coin.

Obverse: In 5 lines Serbian Cyrilliclegend: BЬ Xα+ БαБΛΓO БЪPNHH KPαBΛЬ KαШЬ (U Hrista boga Blagoverni Kralj Vukas ("In Christ god the Pious King Vukasin")).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, IC - XC (Jesus Christ), sigla П on the right side.

Reference: J 94, Jov.16-16, I 12.5, D 143, Lj X-17

Comment: Lovely well preserved example of this rare type of the King Vukasin Mrnjavcevic. Same coin maker also made coins for Prince Lazar Hrebeljanovic, Nobleman Djuradj I Balsic and Nobleman Vuk Brankovic who were his contemporaries.

152 registered examples.

Order info: #VUM01

Price: £300.00

 
 



King Vukasin Mrnjavcevic (1365-1371), silver description coin.

Obverse: In 5 lines Serbian Cyrilliclegend: BЬ Xα+ БαБΛΓO БЪPNHH KPαBΛЬ KαШЬ (U Hrista boga Blagoverni Kralj Vukas ("In Christ god the Pious King Vukasin")).

Reverse: Christ enthroned, holding Book of Gospels, IC - XC (Jesus Christ).

Reference: J 94, Jov.16-16 

Comment: In 1370 he contributed to the monasteries of Mount Athos and prepared a war against the Ottoman Empire, which his brother supported. Vukašin was to attack Trebinje in June 1371 but it was never carried out. In September 1371, he established a coalition with his brother against the Ottomans and advanced. The Serbian army of the coalition numbering around 70,000 men met the Ottoman army led by Rumeli Lala Sahin Pasha at Battle of Maritsa on 26th September 1371. The Ottomans attacked the Serbian Army while they rested and Vukašin's and his brother Ugljesa werekilled during the battle.


Order info: #VUM02, £120.00 (SOLD)

 
 

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