|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|General Description :||The Kotromanić dynasty was a ruling house that ruled in the regions of Bosnia and the surrounding lands from the 13th century as Bans until the crowning with the Bosnian crowns in 1377 and then as Kings until the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia in 1463.
The Medieval Bosnian state is one of the oldest in Europe.
The Medieval Bosnian state was autonomous until it was conquered by the Turkish Ottoman Empire back in 1463, an invasion lead by a major historical figure, Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror.
The population was mainly affiliated with the Bogumil religion; they did not recognise rule by the Catholic Pope, nor did they recognise the Orthodox Church.
Before ultimately falling under Turkish rule, two major powerful forces were scrambling to take Bosnia: the Hungarian and the Turkish Empires. Placed in-between the hammer and the anvil, too small and too weak to defend itself, but also divided by religious intolerance, the Bosnian state finally fell under the Turkish Empire, which would continue its rule for the next 500 years.
Once the Bosnian kingdom fell, the last Bosnian royal dynasty also fell. Throughout its tumultuous history, even after the departure of the Turks, Bosnia would be ruled by many states, and various ideologies would refract across its territory.
|Face value||200 Dinar|
|Catalog code (Michel)||BA 22|
|Catalog code||Stamp Number BA 219 Yvert et Tellier BA 160 Stanley Gibbons BA 469|
|Stamp use||Commemorative stamp|
|Designer||E. Imamović - N. Čmajčanin|
|Print technique||Offset lithography|
|Perforation||comb 11¾ x 11½|
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