Charter: Serbian Royal Documents at the State Archives in Dubrovnik (1186-1479) 13731130 – Balšići
Signature: 13731130 – Balšići
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30 November 1373, Dubrovnik
Đurađ I Balšić promises to the citizens of Dubrovnik friendship, aid, freedom of trade and customs privileges enjoyed under previous Serbian rulers, in return for paying him the traditional yearly tribute (Saint Demetrius Day tribute) for as long as he rules over the maritime region.  

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Državni arhiv u Dubrovniku, Beč 1022.

  • SigillantĐurađ I Balšić?
  • SealRemains of impressed wax seal colored red.Đurađ I Balšić?
  • Material: Paper
  • Dimensions: 230 x 300 mm
  • Condition: Stains and smaller holes; text is readable.
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      Original dating clauseFrom the birth of Christ one thousand and 373th year, in the month of November, 30th day. In the month of November, 30th day.

      • P. Karano-Tvrtković, Srpski spomenici, 78–79, no. 64; F. Miklosich, Monumenta Serbica, 183–184, no. 173; Diplomatički zbornik XIV, 554, no. 429; LJ. Stojanović, Povelje i pisma I–1, 106–107, no. 107; P. Đorđić, Istorija srpske ćirilice, 347, ph. 145 (only photo); B. Šekularac, Dukljansko–zetske povelje, 163–166; S. Rudić, SSA 8, 102–103 (translation into modern Serbian, 103–104; color photo).
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