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1 Dinar 1919, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

in Krause book Number: 12
Years of issue: 01.02.1919
Edition: 100 000 000
Signatures: Министар Финансиjа: Момчило А. Нинчић (in office 1918-1919)
Serie: 1919 Dinar Issue
Specimen of: 01.02.1919
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 108 х 76
Printer: National printing office, Paris

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1 Dinar 1919

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1 Dinar 1919

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Милош Обилић Милош Обилић

On left side is a medallion with an image of Miloš Obilić (Милош Обилић).

Miloš Obilić (died 1389) was a Serbian knight in the service of Prince Lazar, during the invasion of the Ottoman Empire. He is not mentioned in contemporary sources, but he features prominently in later accounts of the Battle of Kosovo as the assassin of the Ottoman sultan Murad I. Although the assassin remains anonymous in sources until the late 15th century, the dissemination of the story of Murad's assassination in Florentine, Serbian, Ottoman and Greek sources suggests that versions of it circulated widely across the Balkans within half a century after the event.

It is not certain whether Obilić actually existed, but Lazar's family – strengthening their political control - "gave birth to the myth of Kosovo", including the story of Obilić. He became a major figure in Serbian epic poetry, in which he is elevated to the level of the most noble national hero of medieval Serbian folklore. Along with the martyrdom of Prince Lazar and the alleged treachery of Vuk Branković, Miloš's deed became an integral part of Serbian traditions surrounding the Battle of Kosovo. In the 19th century, Miloš also came to be venerated as a Saint in the Serbian Church.

Denominations in numerals repeated three times, in words centered (right of center).

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1 Dinar 1919

Floral pattern (branches with leaves)

Denominations in numerals are on right and left sides, in words centered.

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