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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 Empire. Ivan Shishman continued to rule in Nikopol as an vassal but Bayezit I had him beheaded on June 3, 1395.ME47142. Silver grosch, reduced
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 invasion in 1388, he was forced to acknowledge overlordship and garrisons. In 1396 Sratsimir and his subjects aligned themselves with the anti-Ottoman Crusade led by the Hungarian Sigismund of . 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 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 (Ä53.40)
Bulgarian, Imitative of Alexis III, Aspron , c. 1204 - 1220 A.D.
Greek magnates in probably issued the earliest "Bulgarian" imitative types in the years immediately following the fall of Constantinople to finance their military operations against the in northern . When the Bulgarians gained control of they continued production until sometime between 1215 and 1220, with issues becoming increasingly crude and smaller.
BZ79669. , , p. 218, C, pl. 25, 2(B) (imitative of 2012 of Alexis III, 1195 - 1203 A.D. ), VF, , 2.848 g, maximum 26.5 mm, 180o, + KεRO HΘεI, , beardless of Christ, wearing tunic and , raising right in , scroll in left; ΛΛEΣIW ∆ECΠ Θ TW KOMNHNW (or similar), emperor, on left, and St. Constantine, on right, standing facing, each holds a headed and they hold a between them; Constantine the Great on the !; $28.00 (Ä24.92)
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