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5000 Kuna 1943, Croatia

in Krause book Number: 13a
Years of issue: 05.04.1945
Signatures: Podpredsjednik: Dr. Junus Mehmedagić, Predsjednik: Dr. Dragutin Toth
Serie: Hrvatska Državna Banka
Specimen of: 01.09.1943
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 180 х 94
Printer: Giesecke und Devrient GmbH, Leipzig

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5000 Kuna 1943




Tuning fork pattern.


5000 Kuna 1943

Prince Viseslav's baptisimal font with cross Prince Viseslav's baptisimal font with cross Prince Viseslav's baptisimal font with cross

On right side is the Duke Višeslav's baptisimal font with cross. The engraving on banknote is made after: Klaić Vjekoslav (1889). "Povjest Hrvata: od najstarijih vremena do svretka XIX. Stoljeća". Zagreb, Knjižara Lav. Hartmana, pg 63.

The Baptismal Font of Duke Višeslav the first Croatian Duke who reigned around 800 is one of the most important monuments of church furnishing. This hexagonal stone vessel is witness to the time when Croats were Christianised, and during the Christianisation worshippers were baptised in it. The replica, can be found in the Museum of Nin Antiquities while the original is kept in the Museum of Croatian Archeological Monuments in Split.

Around the edge of the six-sided Baptismal Font, there is an inscription which reads: "This font receives the weak to enlighten them. Here they are purged of their sins which they received from their first parent, in order to become Christians, salutary confessing the Eternal Trinity. This work was skilfully made by priest John at the time of Duke Višeslav, out of piety but to honour Saint John the Baptist, to mediate for him and his protégé". On the font there is carved cross with a three strand plait which suggests the symbolism of the Resurrection. (

Also, on banknote, are old Croatian patterns.


5000 Kuna 1943

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Man and woman in folk clothes of Vrlika, Dalmatia, Croatia. There is also a suggestion that this is the bride and groom.

Many thanks to Vedran Krušelj from Zagreb, Croatia for information about man on banknote.

That, what he wrote to me:

"This is croatian folk costume from Vrlika, little town in Dalmatia, Croatia. A man on the banknote is Filip Duvnjak from village Garjak (hamlet Matkovine), near Vrlika. He was born on 01.08.1922. The photo wass taken just before the beginning of the WWII. Althogh the banknote is dated 01.09.1943., it was put into circulation only on 05.04.1945. Filip died as a croatian soldier in the fight against Tito´s partisans 07.07.1944, though he didn´t see himself on the banknote."

Amazingly beautiful female dress of Dalmatia is distinguished by restraint of form, elegance; its color range consists of black, brown, dark blue and red, in light colors, such as white, yellow and gold, serve only as a supplement. There are two main options for women's attire - casual and festive, the difference of which lies only in the fabrics used for their sewing: more durable and simple are chosen for everyday wear, festive - from more expensive, lightweight fabrics, sometimes quite thin and transparent. ( .rus)


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