Italy, Venice

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zecchino

Heritage sale 3029, lot 30822
This specimen was lot 30822 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description noted, "Venice. Gold 1/4 Ducat ND (1521), Paolucci-701, XF40 NGC. Extremely rare fractional ducat. We can find no examples of this type having come up for auction in at least the past decade. Although there is some wear, perhaps this is the only opportunity to acquire a piece of this type."

note that zecchini are the same as ducats.

silver ducats

grosso

scudo

tallero

osella

Ponterio sale 177, lot 13258
Venice 1727 osella rev P177-13258.jpg

The first specimen was lot 13258 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,998. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Venice. Osella, 1727. Alvise II Mocenigo (1722-32). Paolucci-210; Gamberini-1373. Attractively toned. VERY FINE. From the Demarete Collection."

Ponterio sale 177, lot 13259
Venice 1795 osella rev P177-13259.jpg

The second specimen was lot 13259 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Venice. Osella, 1795. NGC MS-65. Ludovico Manin (1789-97). CNI-VIII, pg.558#160; Paolucci-278. Sharply struck, toned and very attractive. From the Demarete Collection."

five lire