LVPL-522A86: Medieval Venetian ducat

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-522A86

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval gold Venetian ducat of Doge Francesco Foscari (1423-57), mint: Venice (Zecca). CNI 60-74 (probably 68). Ref: CNI vol.VII (Venice/Venezia), p. 131-3.

The coin is struck on an irregular flan (it is not clipped), fairly typical of this coinage. The imperfect punches used in the production of the coin are also consistent with other examples.

Obverse: FRAC FOSCARI DVX S M VENETI, S. Marco and Doge kneeling, together holding banner.

Reverse: SIT T XPE DAT Q TV REGIS ISTE DVCAT, Christ standing facing, raising right hand in benediction, Gospels in left, surrounded by mandorla containing nine stars

The reverse legend expands to Sit tibi, Christe, datus, quem tu regis, iste ducatus which translates "To thee, O'Christ, Duchy, which thou rulest, be dedicated.

The coin has been clipped.

Dimensions: 22mm in diameter, 3.65g.

Notes:

Note: the original Secondary identifier was Carl Savage, replaced here for the purposes of validation.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 3.65 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st July 2016 - Thursday 21st July 2016

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Zecchino
Ruler/issuer: Francesco Foscari
Type: Gold coin of the Doges of Venice
Obverse description: Marco and Doge kneeling, together holding banner
Obverse inscription: FRAC FOSCARI .S.M.VENETI DVX
Reverse description: Christ standing facing, raising right hand in benediction, Gospels in left, surrounded by mandorla containing nine stars.
Reverse inscription: .SIT.T.XPE.DAT.Q.TV REGIS.ISTE.DVCAT
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
To be known as: Gate Helmsley

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: LVPL
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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