SUSS-E5A020: A silver Venetian soldino of the dodge Michael Steno, 1400-1413.

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-E5A020

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Venetian soldino of the dodge Michael Steno, 1400-1413.

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
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1413

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.2 g
Diameter: 12.4 mm

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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: Doge kneeling left with banner; possibly read T/Y in field to right
Obverse inscription: + [MI]CEL IV[S] DVX
Reverse description: A winged and nimbate lion of St Mark facing within a quatrefoil, holding a book of gospels.
Reverse inscription: [---]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
Parish or ward: Alciston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5006
Four figure Latitude: 50.83410125
Four figure longitude: 0.12875873
1:25K map: TQ5006
1:10K map: TQ50NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal-detecting between June 2012 and November 2013.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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