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The first encylopaedia, Pliny the Elder's Historia Naturalis, compiled in the first century A.D., locates the Serbs or Serbi near the Cimmerio: "A Cimmerio accolunt Maeotici, Volt, Serbi, Serrei, Gnissi".

Pliny also locates "Cimmerium, formerly known as Serberion" (Ultiomoquein ostio Cimmerium, quod antea Serberion vocabantur).

In the inscription above the coat of arms, Serbian tsar Stefan Dusan is called "car Cimera" (same as his predecessors).
[img width=303 height=700]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikibooks/hu/d/db/Szerb_cimer.PNG” />

Nemanyides Dinasty "of Cimmerians"
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Noble family Kosaca "of Cimmerians"
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According to Austrian Slavist and Indo-Europeanist Georg Holzer, though the surviving linguistic evidence is scarce, it is nonetheless sufficient to suggest that the largely unknown language of the Cimmerians is a link in the Indo-European chain generally and a vital link in the proto-Slavic and proto-Baltic language chain specifically.
(G. Holzer, Entlehungen aus einer bischer unbekannten indeogermanischen Sprache im Urslavischen und Urbahischen, 1989).