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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1171

ITALY, Venezia (Venice). Giovanni Soranzo. 1312-1328. AV Ducato (20mm, 3.53 g, 6h).


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1171.
 Estimated: $ 400

World, Gold

Sold For $ 700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ITALY, Venezia (Venice). Giovanni Soranzo. 1312-1328. AV Ducato (20mm, 3.53 g, 6h). ·/S/ · /M/ ·/VENETI D/V/X · IO : SVPANTIO, St. Mark standing right and Doge kneeling left, holding cross-tipped scepter between them / · SIT · T XPЄ · DAT · Q · TV · RЄGIS · ISTЄ · DVCAT’ ·, Christ standing facing within mandorla containing nine stars. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe C12; CNI VII 14; Papadopoli 1; Paolucci 1; MEC 12 1091; Friedberg 1218. Lightly toned. Good VF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Künker 214 (21 June 2012), lot 7160.

The thirteenth century saw the introduction of one of the most successful and widely imitated gold coins in commercial history. On the 30 September 1284, Venice ordered the striking of gold ducats. Venice had followed Florence by a decade with the introduction of the ducat. According to Grierson (p.110) ‘ it was probably the importance of the Aegean trade to Venice that caused the delay ... in the creation of the ducat itself. The Venetians made more use of the Byzantine hyperpyron than did the Florentines, and only when (it) began to be debased anew, ..., did Venice see the need to create a gold coinage under its own control.’

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.