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Republic of Venice


Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355 - 1356
Click for a larger photo 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.
ME46270. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 3, Biaggi 2831 (R3), aVF, weight 0.681 g, maximum diameter 17.8 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; $80.00 (€69.60)

Republic of Venice, Doge Michele Morosini, 10 June - 16 October 1382
Click for a larger photo 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 (€69.60)

Republic of Venice, Doge Michele Morosini, 10 June - 16 October 1382
Click for a larger photo 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 (€69.60)

Republic of Venice, Doge Antonio Venier, 21 October 1382 - 23 November 1400
Click for a larger photo During the eighteen years of Doge Venier's rule there were extraordinary high waters, two plagues, numerous fires and disasters of various kinds, but through all he showed his great strength of mind and character. In 1388 his son, Alvise, had a fight with his married lover and then mocked her betrayed husband by hanging on his door a wreath of thorns with an inscription insulting his wife, sister and mother-in-law. Alvise was fined 100 ducats and sentenced to two months in prison. While in prison he fell ill. Antonio did nothing to help and Alvise died in prison. Many praised Antonio as a model of justice; others criticized his zeal as madness.
ME90122. Silver soldino, Papadopoli 5, Paolucci 5, Biaggi 2856, gVF, some legend weak, weight 0.440 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 135o, Venice mint, obverse ANTO' VENERIO DVX, Doge standing left, holding banner with both hands, star over C (mint master's first name initial) behind; reverse + S · MARCVS · VENETI ·, nimbate lion of Saint Mark seated left, gospels in forepaws; $75.00 (€65.25)

Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355 - 1356
Click for a larger photo 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 (€60.90)

Republic of Venice, Doge Michele Morosini, 10 June - 16 October 1382
Click for a larger photo 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 (€60.90)

Republic of Venice, Doge Michele Morosini, 10 June - 16 October 1382
Click for a larger photo 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 (€60.90)

Republic of Venice, Doge Michele Morosini, 10 June - 16 October 1382
Click for a larger photo 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 (€60.90)

Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355 - 1356
Click for a larger photo 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 (€52.20)

Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355 - 1356
Click for a larger photo 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 (€47.85)



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