Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Collecting Nut, Mar 31, 2020.
Since all of the references are on the card below I'll not relist them.
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A beautiful example.
Collecting Nut, That's a stunning coin of fine style with beautiful toning ! I got a handsome follis back from NGC yesterday that also uses the "Christ Pantokartor" theme, see photo below.
These were issued by many Doges of Venice (list above) whose names appear at the left of the portrait standing next to St. Mark. Mine is Ranieri Zeno - 1253-1268 AD. RA . CENO . /DVX/ S.M. VENETI
Mine is common (I have seen others) but it would seem obvious that there were some with short reigns that would be more scarce. I have never seen the reference on these. While I don't usually buy many medieval/modern coins, I always liked this type.
Yes, that has a lot to do with my liking them.
Yours has some really beautiful toning as well!
I think so. Thank you.
Thanks, I was very glad to buy it.
No it didn't. Thanks John.
Thanks, I wouldn't mind adding yours to my ancient collection either. Very nice.
Excellent example Doug. That would make another nice addition to mine.
Nothing colorful but yes, it does.
recently up for auction at CNG - I was shocked by how low the estimated value was, but it sold for about what I would expect.
Here is my humble example from Enrico’s successor:
Italy - Venice
Pietro Zani, r. 1205-1229
AR Grosso, 19.79 mm, 1.9 grams
Obv.: [·+·]P·ZIANI· ·S·M.VENETI outside (Z retrograde), D/U/X down banner held between doge and St. Mark facing
Rev.: [I¯C] X¯C across field, Christ enthroned facing
Zecca: The Mint of Venice in the Middle Ages (Published in Association With the American Numismatic Society)
"A significant contribution to the literature on the economic and monetary history of medieval Venice and of the Italian Middle Ages...a welcome addition to most university libraries. It is extremely well written...essential reading for scholars of medieval economic and monetary history, and it will also find an audience among numismatists and collectors of medieval coins."
Speculum (April 2003)
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