Unknown Medieval coin from a lot of Italian 1600-1700 stuff

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by The Eidolon, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    I bought a bulk lot of 71 unidentified coins, mostly from Italian states from the 1600 to
    1700s (This thread in world coins). Most are copper and a few might be billon. This one
    looks like it might be a little older than the others--the style looks Medieval to me.

    I see a central cross with dots in between the arms and a ring of dots circling it.
    17 mm diameter, 0.74 grams

    Any suggestions as to what country it might be from or what might be a good way
    to start trying to identify it? It's a bit worn to tell much, but I'd love to satisfy my
    curiosity. Cost of the whole lot came out to about 70 cents per coin, so I don't
    have much to lose! Thanks for any suggestions.
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    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    I have no clue what it is, but the lettering looks like 16th-17th century Roman capitals.
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    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    This Venetian sesino seems very similar to me.
    There's text around the perimeter of mine on both sides, but I
    can't make it out. Other side has something inside a circle.

    Based on the rest of the lot (Italian, Swiss and Austrian coins seen so far), it's
    most likely from Italy or somewhere nearby.
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    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    The combination of dots and cross on the obverse is unusual enough to make it look like you nailed it --if not the exact denomination, certainly the type or one very similar.
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