SF-F92F82: Venetian soldino

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Unique ID: SF-F92F82

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A very worn and incomplete silver Venetian soldino, possibly of Doge Francesco Foscari, c.1423-1457 AD. A close attribution to Foscari is problematic due to the preservation of the coin, however it finds parallels in the two other examples of soldini issued by Francesco Foscari that have to date been recorded through the PAS (WMID-9A8817 and BH-679308).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1423
Date to: Circa AD 1457

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.19 g
Diameter: 12.29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st August 2015

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Materials and construction

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

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 B/[S?] to right
Obverse inscription: []-RI DV[X]
Reverse description: Winged and nimbate lion of St Mark facing, holding book of gospels
Reverse inscription: +S.MA[]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Waveney (District)
To be known as: Reydon

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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