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KENT-1C0574: Soldino

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-1C0574

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A worn and incomplete late Medieval Venetian soldino (late) or 'Galley halfpenny' of Doge Agostin Barbarigo, (AD.1486-1501), minted at Venice between 1486-1501.

Measurements:12.17mm in diameter and 0.32g in weight.

Discussion: 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.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1486
Date to: Circa AD 1501

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.32 g
Diameter: 12.17 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Soldino
Ruler/issuer: Agostino Barbarigo
Mint or issue place: Little Venice
Type: Venetian soldino of Agostino Barabrigo (type 8)
Obverse description: St. Mark with Doge kneeling before him.
Obverse inscription: AVG • B[AR • DVX • ]S M • V •
Reverse description: Christ, facing, nimbate
Reverse inscription: .IAVS.TIII.W.BI.SOLI
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Otterden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9453
Four figure Latitude: 51.24317933
Four figure longitude: 0.77805364
1:25K map: TQ9453
1:10K map: TQ95SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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