Ban Stefan II Kotromanic (Ban of Bosnia 1322-1353), silver "helmet" coin.
Obverse: Helmet facing left with the shield below, Latin legend: STEFANVS BAN BOSNE (STEFAN BAN BOSNE) around.
Reverse: Christ facing on the high back throne with an arch, holding Gospels, Latin legend IC - XC (Jesus Christ) in the middle on the side of the throne. Siglas R-R. Holed.
Reference: Unpublished. Similar to J 50-3.1,J 52-5 and R 779.
Comment: Christ throne with an arch and a low IC - XC position are clear differences from usual Serbian depictions. Extremely rare and scarce example of Ban Stefan II Kotromanic. Jovanovic has a very similar coin in his book under reference 52-5 and Dimitrijevic 408/1 so this coin is new and unpublished type. Ban Stefan II Kotromanic was the Bosnian Ban from 1314, but in probably most likely from 1322 to 1353 together with his brother, Vladislav Kotromanić between 1326–1353. He was the son of Bosnian Ban Stefan I Kotromanić and Elizabeth, sister of King Stefan Vladislav II. He ruled the lands from Sava to the Adriatic Sea and from Cetina to Drina river. After death September 13th 1353 he was buried in his Franciscan church in Mile, near Visoko, Bosnia.
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