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Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355 - 1356
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.
ME46278. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 3, Biaggi 2831 (R3), VF, weight 0.664g, maximum diameter 17.5mm, 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
Catalog current as of Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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