WAW-022687: Medieval coin: Venetian soldino (Obverse and reverse).

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-022687

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Medieval coin: A venetian silver soldino of Doge Michael Steno (1400-13). 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 actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1400
Date to: Ante AD 1413

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st September 2006 - Wednesday 1st November 2006

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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: A doge standing facing left, holding a sceptre. There is a star behind.
Obverse inscription: [MIC]hAEL[.STEN'.DVX]
Reverse description: Winged lion of Venice facing
Reverse inscription: [S.MARCVS.V]ENETI
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Alcester (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0957
Four figure Latitude: 52.211148
Four figure longitude: -1.869703
1:25K map: SP0957
1:10K map: SP05NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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