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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 Sultan Bayezit I had him beheaded on June 3, 1395.
ME47719. Silver grosch, reduced weight
7454, pl. LXV 8, EF, Tarnovo mint, weight
0.662g, maximum diameter
15.5mm, die axis
, c. 1380 - 1393 A.D.; obverse
half length figure of Virgin Orans
facing, infant Christ's head
facing at Her breast, M - Θ (Greek abbreviation: Mother of God) across field
Czar standing facing, cruciform scepter
in left, legend
Catalog current as of Saturday, April 20, 2019.
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