IOW-61BA91: Medieval Coin: Venetian Soldino of  Doge Michele Steno

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-61BA91

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

An incomplete Medieval Venetian silver soldino of Doge Michele Steno (1400-1413).

Obverse: +MIChA[ ]EN DVX]; Doge standing left, holding banner. Mintmark in right field: D with possibly a star above


Reverse: +·S·MARCVS·VENETI·; Winged and nimbate Lion of St. Mark within circle, holding book of Gospels

Diameter: 16.0mm. Weight: 0.41g. DA=12:12.

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.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.41 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th February 2016 - Sunday 14th February 2016

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: IOW2016-5-11

Materials and construction

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

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 standing left, holding banner. Mint mark in right field: D with possibly a star above
Obverse inscription: +MIChA[ ]EN 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: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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