Dalmatia, RAGUSA - Dubrovnik, Republic, Silver Grosso (0.97 gr., 18 mm.), Late 14th Century, VF Toned

Ancient Coins - Dalmatia, RAGUSA - Dubrovnik, Republic, Silver Grosso (0.97 gr., 18 mm.), Late 14th Century, VF Toned
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RAGUSA, Grosso 1372-1383.
Obv: S BLASIVS RAGVSII, St. Blasius standing
Rev: IC - XC, Christ in mandorla.

Good VF, toned. Obverse double strike.

Medieval city of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) is the best preserved city on the Adriatic Coast. The city walls are a symbol of medieval architecture and the most beautiful poem to liberty - Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro (Liberty is not to be sold for all the gold of the world) was inscribes upon them. A maritime merchant city-state that emerged from the Byzantine realm, Dubrovnik (Ragusa) became over the centuries a specific cultural combination of old Roman roots, a predominantly South Slavic population, the Catholic religion. With a span of over 500 years, the Dubrovnik coinage series is remarkable, like the Republic itself. Given here is a representative of the money that existed and circulated in late 14th century.

 

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