BH-679308: Medieval coin: soldino of Francesco Foscari

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Unique ID: BH-679308

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A silver soldino of Francesco Foscari, Doge of Venice between 1423 and 1457.

Dimensions: 10.8mm diameter, 0.1mm thick; weight: 0.1g.

To date, this is only the second soldino of Francesco Foscari recorded on the PAS database, the other example being WMID-9A8817 from Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1423
Date to: Exactly AD 1457

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.1 mm
Weight: 0.1 g
Diameter: 10.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd October 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/171 - 13

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Soldino
Ruler/issuer: Francesco Foscari
Mint or issue place: Little Venice
Type: Venetian soldino of Francesco Foscari type 6
Obverse description: Doge kneeling left, holding banner, mint control mark 'K/Q' in right field.
Obverse inscription: FRA.FOSC[ARI DVX]
Reverse description: Winged [and nimbate] lion of St. Mark facing within a circle, [holding Book of Gospels].
Reverse inscription: [S MAR]CVS [VENETI]
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
To be known as: Longwick cum Ilmer

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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