Republic of Venice, Doge Marco Corner, 1365 - 1368
Marco Cornaro (c. 1286 - 13 January 1368), also known as Marco Corner, was the 59th doge of Venice, ruling between 1365 and 1368. His brief reign saw the loss of Venetian territory to Genoa and the Ottoman Empire, though Venice was to enjoy economic growth during this time.
The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and . Struck in an of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.ME46305.
tornesello, 6 - 7, 2842 (R2), aVF, 0.625 g, maximum 16.2 mm, 180o, • + • MARCCORN • DVX, ; + VEXELIFER • VENETIA, winged of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex , ex ; ; SOLD
Republic of Venice, Doge Antonio Venier, 21 October 1382 - 23 November 1400
The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and . The coins were struck in an of eight parts copper to one silver and were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.ME32048.
tornesello, 14 - 17, 2857, VF, 0.639 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 180o, + ANTO VENERIO DUX, ; • + VEXELIFER VENETIA, winged of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex , ex ; SOLD
The Venetian Tornsello, a Medieval Colonial Coinage
The of 4806 torneselli was found in about 1980, cataloged by Alan M. Stahl, and published in "The Venetian Tornesello, a Medieval Colonial Coinage" (NNM No. 163, ANS, NY, 1985). Initially it was believed the hoard had been found near Arta, the capital of medieval . Subsequent investigation indicated the hoard was more likely found in the Chalkis of Negroponte and was probably lost when Negroponte fell to the Turks in 1470. The dealer John Aiello donated 82 coins of 59 different types from the hoard to the ANS. One thousand of the Chalikis Hoard coins are in the Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution. The remaining coins were disbursed commercially, chiefly by the dealer , who is now a staff consultant. More than half of the coins in the hoard (2629 of 4806) were minted by Doge Antonio Venier, 1382 - 1400. BK10033. The Venetian Tornsello, a Medieval Colonial Coinage by Alan M. Stahl, Numismatic Notes and Monographs (ANS NNM 163), 96 pages; SOLD Out of Stock!
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