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The coinage of Ragusa (Dubrovnik)


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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.

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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・

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Please post your coins of Ragusa, Croatia, the Balkans, Venice or anything else.

Thanks!

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Nice coin @robinjojo. After I visited Ragusa / Dubrovnik a few years ago I had to pick up at least one coin from there.

It is a wonderful city with a fascinating history.

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Medieval Croatia
Republic of Ragusa
Anonymous AR Dinar, Dubrovnik mint, struck ca. AD 1337-1438
Dia.: 18 mm
Wt.: 1.11 g
Obv.: St. Blaise standing facing, holding cozier and raising hand in benediction
Rev.: IC – XC; Christ Pantokrator standing facing with mandorla
Ref.: D&D 6.4.1

There is a little bar on the rocks overlooking the ocean that you have to access through the old walls of the city. It was lots of fun.

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Dalmatia (Croatia), Ragusa (Dubrovnik). AR Grosseto (18mm, 0.57g, 1h), Dated AD 1650. Obv: St. Blasius staning facing, holding croizier and city model in left, raising righ hand in benediction,date across field. Rev: Christ standing facing in ellipse of stars, holding book and raising hand in benediction. Ref: KM5. Fine, weak strike.

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My only Ragusa, a 2 ducati crown from 1793.  I need to research it more, but from what I vaguely recall, it was designed to resemble a Maria Theresa thaler in order to be used in trade.  Not sure if it worked or not, but this one wound up as jewelry at some point:

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1 hour ago, Curtisimo said:

Nice coin @robinjojo. After I visited Ragusa / Dubrovnik a few years ago I had to pick up at least one coin from there.

It is a wonderful city with a fascinating history.

961D0DA6-D005-4DA0-9486-9EA49D164602.jpeg.1c0f38de86a7eeab4fa9b5426e697dcd.jpeg

Medieval Croatia
Republic of Ragusa
Anonymous AR Dinar, Dubrovnik mint, struck ca. AD 1337-1438
Dia.: 18 mm
Wt.: 1.11 g
Obv.: St. Blaise standing facing, holding cozier and raising hand in benediction
Rev.: IC – XC; Christ Pantokrator standing facing with mandorla
Ref.: D&D 6.4.1

There is a little bar on the rocks overlooking the ocean that you have to access through the old walls of the city. It was lots of fun.

87FC3AA4-526E-4B0A-83CC-997BF9E7AA16.jpeg.39f27eb8c53326b2c3bb07b49215d8b0.jpeg

2F248CD7-B0E8-41A0-8DF9-C9C337C51744.jpeg.16c0825a377868c5e2a2eb8ded9894b0.jpeg

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Nice coin and beautiful photos!

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