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Unique ID: OXON-C2DE1F
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
Medieval coin: Venetian soldino of an unidenitifiable doge, minted in Venice between 1365 and 1423.
The soldino 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. The Doge is Michael Steno and dates to the early 15th century.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 0.16 g
Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 2021 - Wednesday 31st March 2021
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Ruler/issuer: F. Dandolo (1329-1339) - A. Contarini (1368-1382) doges of Venice
Mint or issue place: Venice
Obverse description: Doge facing left.
Obverse inscription: [ ]SM[ ]
Reverse description: Winged lion of Venice.
Reverse inscription: Illegible.
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
4 Figure: SP5815
Four figure Latitude: 51.8306122
Four figure longitude: -1.15973638
1:25K map: SP5815
1:10K map: SP51NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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