Venice 1794 tallero Dav-1575
This specimen was lot 43401 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $780. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Venice. Tallero, 1794. Lodovico Manin (1789-97). NGC AU-58. Sharply defined and choice for the issue with remnant luster peering through select areas on otherwise slate gray toned surfaces. Sold with an old ticket dated to 24.1.84. Ex: Kunker, 3/2008, lot 5512." 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.
Catalog reference: Dav-1575; C-137; KM 747.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.