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WAW-FC2546: Medieval coin: soldino of unidentifiable Doge (Obverse and reverse).

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-FC2546

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval coin: Venetian soldino of an unidenitifiable doge, minted in Venice between 1365 and 1423.

The soldino 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. The Doge is Michael Steno and dates to the early 15th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1365
Date to: Circa AD 1423

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.38 g
Diameter: 13.72 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 4th January 2017 - Thursday 27th April 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Soldino
Mint or issue place: Little Venice
Obverse description: A doge standing facing left, holding a sceptre. There is a star above a D behind.
Obverse inscription: [ ] DVX
Reverse description: Winged lion of Venice facing
Reverse inscription: S.MARC[VS.V]ENETI
Die axis measurement: 9 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: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Enstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3824
Four figure Latitude: 51.91324102
Four figure longitude: -1.44896081
1:25K map: SP3824
1:10K map: SP32SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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