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Unique ID: HAMP-CA5E9D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Medieval silver Venetian Soldino of Giovanni Gradenigo (1355-56), mint: Venice, mintmaster: unknown, CNI VII #11, 14 or 15. Ref: CNI VII p. 81 (cf. pl. III no 22).

Obverse: Doge kneeling left, holding banner,  ✠ • IOhS • GRAD-OICO • D[VX •]. Reverse: lion of St. Mark, nimbate, standing left, holding banner with both claws, ✠ • S [• MARCVS • V]ENETI •.


This appears to be the only example of a soldino struck for this Doge to be recorded by the PAS.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1355
Date to: Circa AD 1356

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.44 g
Diameter: 15.3 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Soldino
Ruler/issuer: Giovanni Gradenigo
Mint or issue place: Little Venice
Type: Venetian soldino of Giovanni Gradenigo (type 2)
Obverse description: Doge kneeling left, holding banner.
Obverse inscription: ✠ • IOhS • GRAD - OICO • D[VX •]
Reverse description: Lion of St. Mark, nimbate, standing left, holding banner with both claws. To left g (mintmaster's mark).
Reverse inscription: ✠ • S [• MARCVS • V]ENETI •
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Folkestone and Hythe (District)
Parish or ward: Lydd (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0524
Four figure Latitude: 50.97890626
Four figure longitude: 0.91897099
1:25K map: TR0524
1:10K map: TR02SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Academia Nazionale dei Lincei 1915 Corpus Nummorum Italicorum VII (Veneto) [aka CNI VII] Rome Academia Nazionale dei Lincei p. 81 11, 14, 15

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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