Ragusa City Issue, Silver Grosso 1372-1383
Hammered Silver; 16mm/0.7gm
Obv/ S BLASIVS RAGVSII; St. Blasius standing, holding crozier and raising hand in benediction.
Rev/ IC - XC; Christ in mandorla, holding book of Gospels and raising hand in benediction.
Con/aEF for the issue
Seller's Note/ St Blasius was the protector of the medieval city of Ragusa, modern day Dubrovnik, and his statues are found everywhere within the city walls. Our example is an excellent representative of the money that was struck and circulated in late 14th century. Ragusa city issues are highly desirable for any collector of medieval hammered silver coins, especially in this condition. Now offered at one half the price you'll find anywhere...if you can even find one!