"Horseman" Dinar - Stefan Uroš IV Dušan
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
Dusan on horseback facing, crowned and in loros, holding cruciform scepter, Serbian initials
Lettering: СФb ZP
Bust of Christ facing, holding akakia, sigla N-O to sides, IC XC above.
Reference: Maric 1956 T XVI 11,12, J 52,53, Jov 11-27, LJ (VIII-22-24), I (6.11.1)
Comment: Contemporary writers described Dušan as unusually tall and strong, "the tallest man of his time", very handsome, and a rare leader full of dynamism, quick intelligence, and strength, bearing "a kingly presence". According to the contemporary depictions, he had dark hair and brown eyes; in adult age he grew beard and longer hair. This coin is beautiful, popular and fresh design in the medieval Serbian series.
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