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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Venice| > ME46312
Republic of Venice, Doge Michele Morosini, 10 June - 16 October 1382
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.
ME46312. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 12 - 13, Biaggi 2852 (R4), VF, weight 0.674g, maximum diameter 17.0mm, die axis 345o, obverse + MIChL MAVROC DVX, cross patte; reverse + VEXELIFER VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; SOLD











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