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CNG 91, Lot: 1404. Estimate $500.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Venezia (Venice). Ludovico Manin. 1789-1797. AR Ducatone (38mm, 22.54 g, 12h). Francesco Barbaro, mintmaster. S. Marco enthroned right and Doge kneeling left, holding banner between them; in exergue, mintmaster’s initials flanked by rosettes / Lion of S. Marco standing left, head facing, forepaw supporting open Gospel; tower to left in background. CNI VIII 50; Papadopoli 35; Paolucci 28. EF, a few flan flaws, hairline die breaks, and minor deposits, reverse struck with slightly rusty dies, traces of underlying luster. Rare issue from the final mintmaster of the last Doge.