Bulgaria, Second Empire, Konstantin I Tikh, 1257 - 1277
Read more about Konstantin I Tikh on .SH59924. Bronze trachy, Raduchev and Zhekov 1.4.11, and Penchev 42, gVF, nice green , 3.121 g, maximum 27.2 mm, 180o, IX - XC, facing of Christ Pantokrator (Christ All-Powerful); Konstantine I turned facing on horseback right, in right; $180.00 (Ä156.60)
Mitso Asen was married to , the daughter of Ivan Asen II (1218-1241). He took the throne in 1256 after the murder of her cousin, Kaliman Asen II. The proclaimed Constantine Tikh tsar in 1257. Mitso had to flee to the court of Michael Palaiologos at Nicaea from whom he received lands in . SH63701. Bronze trachy, Raduchev and Zekov 1.6.2-5, Yokourova 137, VF, double struck, 2.340 g, maximum 25.1 mm, 180o, Tarnovo mint, 1256 - 1257; facing half length figure of Saint Nicholas, raising right hand in , Gospels in left; half length figure of the Emperor, three pronged in right over shoulder, in left, on left; ; $175.00 (Ä152.25)
Second Bulgarian Empire, Ivan Shishman, 1371 - 1395 A.D.
Ivan Alexander divided his kingdom between his two sons. Ivan Shishman inherited the central portion of Bulgaria with the capital Tarnovo. In 1393, after three-month siege, Tarnovo fell to the Ottoman Empire. Ivan Shishman continued to rule in Nikopol as an Ottoman vassal but Bayezit I had him beheaded on June 3, 1395.ME47142. Silver grosch, reduced ; 7454, pl. LXV 8, c. 0.60g, c. 15mm , Tarnovo mint, c. 1380 - 1393 A.D.; Czar standing facing, cruciform in left, and around; half length figure of Virgin facing, infant Christ's facing at Her breast, M − Θ across flanking ; VF or better, nice examples with the usual imperfect strikes and slightly wavy flans; Forum's random selection from the same group as the coins in the photograph; one coin; $80.00 (Ä69.60)
Second Bulgarian Empire, Vidin Kingdom, Ivan Stratsimir, 1356 - 1397 A.D.
Ivan Alexander divided his kingdom between his two sons. Ivan Stratsimir received Vidin. In 1365, the Hungarian Louis I of Anjou captured Vidin. Sratsimir and his family were held captive in Croatia for four years but in 1369 Sratsimir was to his throne under Hungarian overlordship. After the Ottoman invasion in 1388, he was forced to acknowledge Ottoman overlordship and garrisons. In 1396 Sratsimir and his subjects aligned themselves with the anti-Ottoman Crusade led by the Hungarian Sigismund of Luxemburg. The crusade ended in disaster at the battle of Nikopol on 25 Sep 1396. By the end of 1397 Bayezid I approached Vidin and, assured by the promise of his safety, Ivan Stratsimir came out to meet him. On the order of Bayezid I, Ivan Stratsimir was arrested and conveyed to Bursa, while the confiscated the contents of the Vidin treasury. Sratsimir's fate is unknown. Vidin was likely annexed by the Ottoman Empire in 1397, but at least of the realm remained under the control of Sratsimir's son and heir .
This is described as a half grosch in older references. ME47140. Silver grosch, reduced ; A. Radushev, G. Jecov. Catalog of the Bulgarian Medieval Coins. p. 178, 1.14.4; 7542, c. 0.50g, c. 16mm , Vidin mint, 1371 - 1376 A.D.; half length figure of Christ, right hand raised in , book of gospels in left, flanking , around; Stratsimir enthroned facing, , in right, in left, lis left and right, rosette between legs, around; VF, typical crude examples with uneven strikes and wavy flans; Forum's random selection from the same group as the coins in the photograph; one coin; ; $60.00 (Ä52.20)
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