Venice (1688)-AG scudo Dav-4278

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1936
This specimen was lot 1936 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Venedig Francesco Morosini, 1688-1694. 6 Zecchini o. J. Goldabschlag von den Stempeln des Scudo della Croce. Äusserst selten. Hksp. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (republic of Venice, doge Francesco Morosini, 1688-1694, six zecchini without date, struck using dies for the scudo 'of the cross'. Extremely rare, mount removed, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The silver type was issued in 1688 and again 1691-92 and is of average scarcity. This off-metal strike may have been a prototype for the very rare six zecchini of 1688 (Fr-1346).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 31.83 g, .948 fine silver; this specimen 20.48 g, gold.

Catalog reference: Dav-4276; Paolucci vgl. 111,7. Gamberini 1091.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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