Benefactor robinjojo Posted November 10, 2022 · Benefactor Benefactor Share Posted November 10, 2022 (edited) Does anyone collect coins of this city or Croatia? Dubrovnik is often called the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Its old center is a UNESCO World Heritage Center. Ragusa has a long history, dating back to the 7th century, when the town known as Ragusa was founded by refugees from Epidaurum (Ragusa Vecchia). Initially the city was under Byzantine protection and then later under the Republic of Venice. The city prospered through maritime trade and served as the capital of the Republic of Ragusa from 1358 to 1808. I have a few crowns, talleros, and a minor, scudo, that I collected back in the 80s and 90s when I was actively acquiring world coins. The talleros are especially interesting due to their wide variation of styles and varieties. More often than not these coins were very crudely produced, with lots of them displaying uneven and flawed flans, lots of adjustment marks (especially for the coins produced in the 1760s), varying levels of silver fineness,, and uneven, sometimes off center strikes. Coins that are attractive and free or relatively free of adjustment marks so for a premium. I started, today, photographing my Ragusa coins. This coin, minted in 1745, acquired from Karl Stephens in June 1997, has a very oddly styled portrait of Saint Blaise (or Sveti Vlaho) on the obverse, with a long and thin head. Portraits during the tallero production in the 1740's can vary considerably in style. Ragusa, tallero, 1745. KM 17; Dav 1637 28.4 grams Obverse Bust left, lettering around from left to right. Script: Latin Lettering: ・RECTOR・REIP ・・ RHACVSIN・ Reverse Crowned, ornate Coat of Arms. Lettering around with date at the end Script: Latin Lettering: DVCAT・ ET・SEM・REIP・RHAG・ Please post your coins of Ragusa, Croatia, the Balkans, Venice or anything else. Thanks! Edited November 10, 2022 by robinjojo 16 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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