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Ragusa (now, Dubrovnik, Croatia)
Dimnik & Dobrinić 10/6.4.2 var.; Vičević ___; Barac __; Dolenec __; Rengjeo __; Mimica 539; Reetar 1443; CNI VI p. 475 no. 70.

AR dinar (= grosso or gro); Type II struck 1617-1621 (per Dimnik & Dobrinić citing Dolenec) or Type XLVII struck 1617-1621 (per Mimica); Type X struck 1617-1621 (per CNI); .68 g., 17.34 mm. max., 270

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

Rev.: S BLASIVS RACVSII nimbate St. Blase, raising right hand in benediction and holding bishop's crozier and town gate and towers in left hand, large cross on front of his 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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