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Republic of Venice

Republic of Venice, Doge Michele Morosini, 10 June - 16 October 1382

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Michele Morosini (1308 - 16 October 1382) was the Doge of Venice for a few months, from 10 June to his death, due to the plague, in October the same year.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46316. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 12 - 13, Biaggi 2852 (R4), aVF, uneven strike, weight 0.575 g, maximum diameter 16.9 mm, die axis 315o, obverse + MIChL MAVROC • DVX, cross pattée; reverse + VEXELIFER • VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00


Republic of Venice, Doge Michele Morosini, 10 June - 16 October 1382

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Michele Morosini (1308 - 16 October 1382) was the Doge of Venice for a few months, from 10 June to his death, due to the plague, in October the same year.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46318. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 12 - 13, Biaggi 2852 (R4), aVF, uneven strike, weight 0.653 g, maximum diameter 16.7 mm, die axis 0o, obverse + MIChL MAVROC DVX, cross pattée; reverse + VEXELIFER VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00


Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355 - 1356

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Giovanni Gradenigo (died August 8, 1356) was the fifty-sixth Doge of Venice, appointed on April 21, 1355. During his reign, Venice signed a peace with Genoa.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46281. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 3, Biaggi 2831 (R3), aVF, encrusted, weight 0.688 g, maximum diameter 17.2 mm, die axis 180o, obverse • + • IO : GRADOIGO • DVX, cross pattée; reverse + VEXELIFER : VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00


Republic of Venice, Doge Michele Morosini, 10 June - 16 October 1382

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Michele Morosini (1308 - 16 October 1382) was the Doge of Venice for a few months, from 10 June to his death, due to the plague, in October the same year.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46307. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 12 - 13, Biaggi 2852 (R4), aVF, uneven strike, weight 0.674 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, obverse + • MIChL • MAVROC DVX, cross pattée; reverse + VEXELIFER • VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00


Republic of Venice, Doge Michele Morosini, 10 June - 16 October 1382

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Michele Morosini (1308 - 16 October 1382) was the Doge of Venice for a few months, from 10 June to his death, due to the plague, in October the same year.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46308. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 12 - 13, Biaggi 2852 (R4), aVF, weight 0.587 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, die axis 0o, obverse + MIChL MAVROC DVX, cross pattée; reverse + VEXELIFER • VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00


Republic of Venice, Doge Michele Morosini, 10 June - 16 October 1382

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Michele Morosini (1308 - 16 October 1382) was the Doge of Venice for a few months, from 10 June to his death, due to the plague, in October the same year.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46317. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 12 - 13, Biaggi 2852 (R4), VF, clashed dies, oval flan, weight 0.630 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 90o, obverse + MIChL MAVROC DVX, cross pattée; reverse + VEXELIFER • VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00


Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355 - 1356

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Giovanni Gradenigo (died August 8, 1356) was the fifty-sixth Doge of Venice, appointed on April 21, 1355. During his reign, Venice signed a peace with Genoa.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46271. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 3, Biaggi 2831 (R3), VF, weight 0.630 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 90o, obverse + IO : GRADOIGO : DVX, cross pattée; reverse + • VEXELIFER . VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $60.00 SALE PRICE $54.00


Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355 - 1356

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Giovanni Gradenigo (died August 8, 1356) was the fifty-sixth Doge of Venice, appointed on April 21, 1355. During his reign, Venice signed a peace with Genoa.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46272. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 3, Biaggi 2831 (R3), aVF, weight 0.617 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 0o, obverse + IO : GRADOIGO : DVX, cross pattée; reverse + : VEXELIFER VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $55.00 SALE PRICE $49.50


Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355 - 1356

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Giovanni Gradenigo (died August 8, 1356) was the fifty-sixth Doge of Venice, appointed on April 21, 1355. During his reign, Venice signed a peace with Genoa.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46279. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 3, Biaggi 2831 (R3), aVF, weight 0.582 g, maximum diameter 16.9 mm, die axis 180o, obverse + IO : GRADOIGO DVX, cross pattée; reverse + VEXELIFER VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $55.00 SALE PRICE $49.50


Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Dolfin, 1356 - 1361

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Giovanni Dolfin (died July 12, 1361) was the fifty-seventh Doge of Venice, appointed on August 13, 1356. Despite his value as general, during his reign Venice lost Dalmatia. He was blind in one eye from a wound received in battle.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46285. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 4, Biaggi 2835 (R4), F, weight 0.585 g, maximum diameter 16.9 mm, obverse + IO • DELPhYNO • DVX, cross pattée; reverse • + • VEXELIFER • VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $55.00 SALE PRICE $49.50




  



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