KENT-D34F44: KENT-D34F44

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Unique ID: KENT-D34F44

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A worn, clipped, Medieval silver Venetian Soldino (Middle) or 'Galley Halfpenny'  of  Doge Nicolo Marcello (AD 1473-74). Minted in Venice between 1473-1474.

Measurements: Diameter: 12.8mm; Thickness: 0.5mm; weight: 0.28g.

Discussion: 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.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1473
Date to: Circa AD 1474

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.28 g
Diameter: 12.8 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: Nicolo Marcello
Mint or issue place: Little Venice
Type: Venetian soldino of Nicolo Marcello, type 7
Obverse description: Doge standing left, holding banner. Mintmark in right field 3 over T
Obverse inscription: NI.MA[RCE]LLVS. DVX.
Reverse description: Winged and nimbate Lion of St Mark holidng book of Gospels, all within quadrilobe.
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Herne and Broomfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1766
Four figure Latitude: 51.35162233
Four figure longitude: 1.11497745
1:25K map: TR1766
1:10K map: TR16NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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