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Live auction - fwo_609152 - ITALY - VENICE - ANTONIO VENIER (62th doge) Zecchino (sequin) n.d. Venise

ITALY - VENICE - ANTONIO VENIER (62th doge) Zecchino (sequin) n.d. Venise AU
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 2 320 €
Maximum bid : 2 680 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 18:55:40
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Zecchino (sequin)
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Venise
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,55 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire aux détails fin, frappé sur un flan légèrement ovale. La pièce conserve son éclat d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire proenant de la Vente NAC, Auction 108, lot n°185


Obverse legend : ANTO.VENIERO. - S. M. VENET..
Obverse description : Le doge agenouillé devant saint Marc ; au-dessus DVX.
Obverse translation : (Antonio Venier. Saint-Marc de Venise).


Reverse legend : SIT. T. XPE. DAT. Q. TV - REGIS. ISTE. DVCAT..
Reverse description : Le Christ nimbé, debout de face, rayonnant, dans une mandorle contenant neuf étoiles, bénissant de la main droite, tenant la bible de la main gauche.

Historical background



Antoine Michel Vernier succeeded Morosini who had died of the plague October 16, 1382 after a doganat less than five months. Vernier was elected November 21, 1382 and had to fight against the rise of the Visconti of Milan and against Charles VI of France to which the Republic of Genoa, the old enemy, had offered. In the East, the Doge had to face the rise of Turkish and undergoes Illyria and Dalmatia, the aftermath of the defeat of Nicopolis in 1396. He died November 23, 1382 and Michel Steno (1400-1413) succeeded him.

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