Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).
Unique ID: SF-5809F6
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A complete medieval silver soldino, issued by Doge Antonio Venier between AD 1382-1400. +.S. MAR[CVS VEN]ETI reverse, depicting the winged and nimbate lion of St mark facing within a circle, holding book of gospels.
The Venetian silver soldino was often known in England as the 'galyhalpens', or Galley-halfpence after the 'Galley-men' who arrived annually with the Venetian trading fleets bringing many of these coins with them. During the 15th and 16th centuries they began to circulate in place of the English halfpenny due to a shortage of this denomination.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.33 g
Diameter: 14.23 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st July 2021
This information is restricted for your access level.
Ruler/issuer: Antonio Venier
Mint or issue place: Little Venice
Obverse description: Doge kneeling left, holding banner, letter C to right.
Obverse inscription: ANTO. VEN-ERIO. DVX
Reverse description: Winged and nimbate lion of St mark facing within a circle, holding book of gospels.
Reverse inscription: +.S. MAR[CVS VEN]ETI.
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.
No references cited so far.