Queen Jelena Mrnjavcevic, wife of King Vukasin Mrnjavcevic (1365-1371), silver coin.

Obverse: In 5 lines Serbian 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: 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.

Order info: #VUM03

Price: £1100.00

 


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

Obverse: In 5 lines Serbian legend: 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, D (143)

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.

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Price: £250.00

 


King Vukasin Mrnjavcevic (1365-1371), silver "horse and helmet" coin, 1.2g

Obverse: Emperor with scepter on the horseback, Cyrillic legend СФb ZP (SF - ZR Stefan Szar)

Reverse: Ornamented helmet, Latin legend VROIVSI - TERATO (Uros Emperor)

Reference: Jov 16-2

Comment: Born around 1320.In around 1350 Emperor Dušan appointed Vukašin the župan or a district governor of Prilep in Macedonia. From then on Vukašin rapidly rose, and was one of the most dominant Serbian nobles at the time of the sudden death of Dušan in 1355. He was given the title of despot by Dušan's successor Emperor Stefan Uroš V. In 1365 he was crowned King of the Serbs and Greeks as the co-ruler of Emperor Uroš. He ruled over an area which included Prizren, Skopje and Prilep, and had good relations with his brother, Despot Jovan Uglješa who ruled an area around Ser. Later he became strong enough to disobey Uroš. 

Extremely Rare type that combines the design and legend from Uros V who was King at the time of the mint but being childless have given Vukasin the title of royalty and made him co-ruler in 1365. Extra line around helmet on reverse is considered by Jovanovic to be Vukasin.


Order info: #VUM01

Price: £250.00

 



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

Obverse: In 5 lines Serbian legend: 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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