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WAW-5F8D5B: Medieval coin: soldino of Doge Michele Steno

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-5F8D5B

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

A Medieval silver soldino of Doge Michele Steno of Venice (1400-13). Venice mint, mint control mark: star over F. S. MARCVS VENETI reverse type depicting the winged lion of St. Mark facing within a circle, holding book of gospels. 

Coin measures 13mm in diameter and 0.4g in weight. 

Notes:

Photographs and dimensions kindly supplied by the finder during the Covid-19 period of social disantcing. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1400
Date to: Exactly AD 1413

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.4 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd February 2020

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Soldino
Ruler/issuer: Michele Steno
Mint or issue place: Little Venice
Type: Venetian soldino of Michele Steno (type 5)
Obverse description: Doge kneeling left holding banner. Mint control marks to right: star above F.
Obverse inscription: MIChEL[...]
Reverse description: Winged lion of St Mark facing within a circle, holding book of gospels.
Reverse inscription: S MAR[...]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Inkberrow (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0057
Four figure Latitude: 52.21121929
Four figure longitude: -2.00141838
1:25K map: SP0057
1:10K map: SP05NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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