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Unique ID: SUR-C1D33C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver hammered 15th century Venetian Soldino, issuer uncertain. Obverse: Doge kneeling left holding a banner with mint mark to right: star over N. Legend lost to wear. Reverse: +·S·MARCVS·VENETI·; Winged and nimbate lion of St Mark facing within a circle, holding a book of gospels.


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 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 13.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Category: Non English coin
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: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Moulsford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5883
Four figure Latitude: 51.54292534
Four figure longitude: -1.16504412
1:25K map: SU5883
1:10K map: SU58SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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