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89001783
Triton XV, Lot: 1783. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Venezia. Alvise IV Giovanni Mocenigo. Doge, 1763-1779. AV Quarto di ducato da due zecchini (29mm, 6.98 g, 1h). Domenego Gritti, moneyer. · S · M · V · ALOY : MOCENI· · D· (rosette stops), St. Marco seated right, wearing nimbus crown and raising hand in benediction toward doge kneeling left, holding banner; in exergue, D·G between two rosettes / QVAR · DVCAT · VENET · (star stops), lion of St. Marco standing left, head right, wearing nimbus crown and resting forepaw upon open book; city model to left; in exergue, rosette between two stars. CNI VIII 17; Papadopoli 77 note; Paolucci -; Friedberg 1262; cf. KM (C) 62 (silver). Good VF, a few minor edge marks. Extremely rare type.