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Unique ID: HAMP-AA3B8B

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

An early post-medieval Venetian silver soldino of probably Doge Andrea Gritti (1523-1538).

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

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1523
Date to: Circa AD 1538

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.24 g
Diameter: 12.5 mm

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 278

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Andrea Gritti
Type: Venetian soldino of Andrea Gritti, type 9
Obverse description: Doge, as standard bearer of Venice, kneeling left, receiving the banner of St. Mark from the patron saint.
Obverse inscription: [A]N[D GR]I[T] DVX S. M. V.
Reverse description: Standing figure of Christ with halo, holding a cross.
Reverse inscription: .LAVS.TI-BI.SOLI.
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Winchester

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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