IOW-BDCE95: IOW-BDCE95 Medieval Coin: Venetian Soldino of Doge Michele Steno

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-BDCE95

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

A Medieval Venetian silver soldino of Doge Michele Steno (1400-1413 AD).
Obverse: +MIChAEL-STEN:DVX; Doge kneeling left, holding banner, star above symbol (mintmark) in right field
Reverse: +∙S∙MARCVS∙VENETI∙; Winged and nimbate Lion of St. Mark within circle, holding book of Gospels
The silver soldino of Venice 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.
Diameter: 14.16mm. Weight: 0.42g. DA = 12:3.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.42 g
Diameter: 14.16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 4th June 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-2-177

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, star above symbol (mintmark) in right field
Obverse inscription: +MIChAEL-STEN:DVX
Reverse description: Winged and nimbate Lion of St. Mark within circle, holding book of Gospels
Reverse inscription: +∙S∙MARCVS∙VENETI∙
Initial mark: Plain cross
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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