CRUSADERS, Chios. Maona Society.
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 904. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $280. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 1347-1533. AV Ducat (3.53 g, 6h). Imitating Venice. Uncertain mint. Struck under Philippo Maria Visconti, 1421-1436. (annulet)/S/P/Є/T/R/V/D D/V/+ D MЄDIOLΛNI, St. Peter standing right, holding Gospels and presenting flag (uncertain type) to Doge kneeling left; pellet below second D / SITT +PD ΛTOTV • DOIS ISTD DVDΛT • (D's retrograde, but for 2nd to last), Christ standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels, surrounded by elliptical halo containing four stars to left, five to right. Ives pl. XI, 2; Schlumberger pl. XIV, 14; Gamberini 398; Friedberg 4. Good VF, slightly rusty dies.
From the B.R. Bell Collection.