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SUSS-7D47A5: Medieval coin: Soldino from Venice

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-7D47A5

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

Post Medieval coin: silver soldino of Tomaso Mocenigo 1414-1423 Doge of Venice. Soldini were 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.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1414
Date to: AD 1417

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 14.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st December 2008

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: Tomaso Mocenigo
Type: Venetian soldino of Tomaso Mocenigo (type 5)
Obverse description: Doge standing facing left holding banner with star and other symbol behind
Obverse inscription: TOM MOC[ENIG]O DVX
Reverse description: Winged lion of St Mark, holding book of gospels
Reverse inscription: S MARCVS VENETI
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
Parish or ward: Bosham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU8202
Four figure Latitude: 50.811757
Four figure longitude: -0.837492
1:25K map: SU8202
1:10K map: SU80SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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