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Ragusa (now, Dubrovnik, Croatia)
Dimnik & Dobrinić 10/6.4.2 var.; Vičević ___; Barac __; Dolenec __; Rengjeo __; Mimica 536; Reetar 1418; CNI VI p. 474 no. 59, Plate XXX, 10.

AR dinar (= grosso or gro); Type III struck 1594 (per Dimnik & Dobrinić citing Dolenec) or Type XLVI struck 1594-1613 (per Mimica); Type VIII struck 1593-1613 (per CNI); .56 g., 17.13 mm. max., 180

Obv.: Nimbate bust of Christ with cross within halo, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in left hand, head of St. Blase on chest, within a pearled mandorla, IC - XC (= Jesus Christ) across field.

Rev.: S BLASIV-S RAGVSI-I nimbate St. Blase, raising right hand in benediction and holding bishop's crozier in left hand, town gate and towers on vestments, R (privy mark) in left field.

The dinar was minted following the edict issued by the Great Council in 1337 and continued until 1621. The weight standard (1 dinar = 30 folari) was based on the Venetian standard, and the depiction of Jesus on the obverse is borrowed from the Venetian golden ducat. The depiction of St. Blase on the reverse is patterned on the portrayal by Ancona of its patron saint on its coins. The designation of obverse and reverse is per Dimnik & Dobrinić, who note that most references designate the sides in opposite manner.
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