15.2 Order of the Serbian despot George (Djuradj) Brankovic
St Paul's Monastery
Slavonic document, Cod. 21 (1)
Paper(?), 26.2 x 43.8 cm
The despotic order comprises 33 lines of calligraphic text in the Serbian script of the Resava School. The ornamental red initial capital is preceded by an ornamented cross. There are also red initials within the text. In the lower part of the document there is the signature: 'By the mercy of God, the master of the Serbs despot George', together with a piece of red braid passing through a wax seal 8 cm in diameter, bearing the coat of arms of the Brankovic dynasty surrounded by the inscription: 'In Christ the Lord, the faithful and Christ-loving master of the Serbs and the Cisdanubian territories, George'. The document is undated, but an approximate dating may be reached on the basis of other documents connected with Radi.
Bibliography: Stojanovic 1890, p. 5. Novakovic 1912, pp. 531-2. For a correct reading of the seal, see Sindik 1978, p. 196.|
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