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

Lot nuber 1172

ITALY, Venezia (Venice). Nicolò Tron. 1471-1473. AR Trono – 20 Soldi (28mm, 6.43 g, 5h). Struck 1472-1473.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1172.
 Estimated: $ 750

World, Silver

Sold For $ 1 700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ITALY, Venezia (Venice). Nicolò Tron. 1471-1473. AR Trono – 20 Soldi (28mm, 6.43 g, 5h). Struck 1472-1473. (star) NICOLAVS (star)(star)(star) TRONVS DVX, draped bust left, wearing ducal biretta; three leaves below / SANCTVS MARCVS, winged lion of St. Mark facing, holding gospel; all within wreath. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 398; MEC 12, 1342; Paolucci 2; Biaggi 2901. Toned. Near EF. Well struck.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, purchased from Charles H. Wolfe, III, 1998.

Antonello della Moneta, superintendent of the mint and an expert medallist produced a new design with the portrait of the Doge. Grierson (p.181) relays that the‘presence of a portrait gives the denomination a place of honor – or of reprobation, some thought at the time – in the history of Venetian coinage, but (it has) an even more distinguished history in European coinage (as) the earliest silver testone.’

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.