Monday, April 20, 2009


Serbia 20 Dinara 2006 UNC
Portrait of Petar II Petrović Njegoš; 2006 edition features his figure on the back, instead of the statue from the Mausoleum on Mount Lovćen. Banknote was originally released in 2000 in predominantly green colour with ochre-yellow, and with brown and yellow tones, and it is somewhat darker than the National Bank of Serbia issue.

Radivoje "Rade" Tomov Petrović was born on 13 November (1 November Old Style), 1813 in the village of Njeguši, the capital of the Montenegrin district Katunska Nahija as the son of Tomo Markov Petrović and Ivana Proroković Petrović. He had two brothers, Pero and Jovan, as well as two sisters. His family was the House of Petrović-Njegoš - a dynasty that served as the Prince-Bishops of Montenegro for over a century. At the time of his birth, Montenegro did not exist as a modern state. The borders of its territory were undefined and Montenegro was not recognized as independent from the Ottoman Empire, while its de jure ruler was a Venetian-imposed Governor. Power actually lay with the squabbling, disunited clan chiefs, who variously recognised the authority of the Austrian Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Ottoman Empire or the Cetinje Metropolitan (Prince-Bishop).

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