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Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 884. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009. 
Sold For $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRUSADERS, Venetians in the Levant. Three Pale AV Ducats. Imitating Venice. Uncertain mint. Later ‘K Series’, struck in the name of Andrea Dandolo, 1344-1354. All coins: St. Mark standing right, holding Gospels and presenting flag to Doge kneeling left / Christ standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels, surrounded by elliptical halo containing four stars to left, five to right. Lot includes the following varieties: (3.49 g). S/I/V/Є/I/Є/T/I D/V/+ ΛIDK DΛHDVIO; flag type 8 / SIT T +PЄ DΛT O TΛV KSIS ISTЄ DVЄΛT, strange variety with ligate (VK) ‘arrowhead’ shaped punch in legend. // (3.44 g). S/H/V/Є/H/Є/T (T horizontal)/I D/V/X ΛHDK DΛHDVO, flag type 9 / SIT T +PЄ DΛT O T DV KSIS ISTЄ DVЄΛT, variety with ‘DV’ in middle of reverse legend and same rev. die (2 coins). Mostly VF, LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. Three (3) coins in lot.

From the B.R. Bell Collection.

This lot includes two coins with a legend variety that appears to be unpublished.