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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
89001660
Triton XV, Lot: 1660. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRUSADERS, Genovese in the North Aegean. Circa 1346-1415. Lot of Nine (9) AV Ducats. Imitating Andera Dandolo, 1333-1354. Samos or Chios (?) mint. AZDR DAZDVO D/ V/ x S/ N/ V/ Є/ N/ Є/ D/ I (or similar), St. Mark standing right, lowering head to and receiving banner from Doge kneeling left / ZIT T XPЄ DΛT D TV ROIZ ISTЄ DVCΛTT (or similar), Christ standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels, surrounded by mandorla containing nine stars. All Superb EF.
a-e: Bell, Possible 1-5 (these coins); cf. Lanz 147, lot 700; cf. Gorny & Mosch 182, lot 5678; cf. Ives & Grierson pl. XIII, 1; cf. Castellani 16198-16206
f: Bell, Possible 7 (this coin); cf. Lanz 147, lot 700; cf. Ives & Grierson pl. XIII, 1; cf. Castellani 16198-16206.
g: Bell, Possible 8 (this coin); cf. Gorny & Mosch 182, lot 5678 (same obverse die); cf. Ives & Grierson pl. XIII, 1; cf. Castellani 16198-16206
h: Bell, Possible 9 (this coin); cf. Triton XII, lot 886 (similar style and legends); cf. Ives & Grierson pl. XIII, 1 (legends and obverse style almost identical); cf. Castellani 16198-16206
i: Bell, Possible 10 (this coin); cf. Ives & Grierson pl. XII, 1; cf. Castellani 16198-16206.


The lot will include a photocopy of the Bell article.