Venice 1791 tallero Dav-1575

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Sincona sale 1, lot 1270
the same specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 1270 in SINCONA sale 1 (Zurich, June 2011), where it sold for 180 CHF ($251 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Venezia Ludovico Manin, 1789-1797. Tallero 1791. Markuslöwe mit Buch, im Abschnitt die Jahreszahl. Rv. Brustbild mit Diadem und Hermelinmantel nach rechts. Gutes sehr schön. (Duchy of Venice, Ludovico Manin, 1789-1797, Obverse: lion of St. Mark holds a book, date below; diademed, robed bust of Venezia faces right. Good very fine.)"
The Duchy of Venice was actually an oligarchy nominally ruled by an elected doge. Venetian independence was terminated by the Napoleonic invasions and the area fell to Austria in 1797. This type, the last one before annexation, is recorded for 1789-97. Similar talleros were issued beginning in 1756.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.56 g, .835 fine silver; this specimen 28,32 g.

Catalog reference: Paolucci p. 131,35. Dav-1575, KM 747 (formerly KM C137).


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]SINCONA AG, Munzen, Medaillen & Banknoten Auktion 1, Zurich, 2011.

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