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Republic of Venice, Doge Andrea Dandolo, 1343 - 1354
Andrea Dandolo (1306 - September 7, 1354) was elected the 54th doge of Venice in 1343, replacing Bartolomeo Gradenigo who died in late 1342.
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.
ME46266. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 1, Biaggi 2823 (R4), aVF, weight 0.633g, maximum diameter 16.4mm, die axis 270o
, obverse : + : ANDR DANDVLO : 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
Catalog current as of Monday, June 17, 2019.
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