HAMP-247F69: Medieval coin : Venetian soldino of Doge Nicolo Marcello

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Unique ID: HAMP-247F69

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A late medieval silver Venetian soldino of Doge Nicolo Marcello (1473-1474). The flan has been clipped.
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: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1473
Date to: Circa AD 1474

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.23 g
Diameter: 11.3 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 434

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
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 holding banner and kneeling before St Mark. 3 / T in field to right of Doge.
Obverse inscription: [...]MARCE-LL[...]
Reverse description: Winged lion of St Mark, holding book of gospels, all within a quatrefoil with four external annulets between the lobes.
Reverse inscription: Illegible (lost through clipping)
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Fovant

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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