COIN

Unique ID: IOW-B23CD2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

Soldino of Leonardo Loredano, Doge of Venice (1501-1521).

Notes:

The silver soldino of Venice was known as the galyhalpens (galley-halfpence) as it was brought by the annual Venetian trading fleets. The soldino was about the size of English halfpennies and was popular because of a contemporary lack of small change: soldini in fact occur as English finds more often than proper halfpennies of the period.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1501
Date to: AD 1521

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 0.28 g
Diameter: 12 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 29th May 2006

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2006-65-16

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Soldino [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Leonardo Loredan [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Venice [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: Venetian coins (Post Medieval) [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Type: Venetian soldino of Leonardo Loredan type 9 [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: St Mark presenting a banner to kneeling Doge
Obverse inscription: LELAV DVX SMV
Reverse description: Standing figure of Christ holding a cross in the left hand.
Reverse inscription: LAVS TI / BI SOLI

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Isle Of Wight
District: Isle Of Wight
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Thursday 10th August 2006
Updated: Monday 21st March 2011

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