ITALIAN STATES Venice Francesco Foscari 1423-1457 Ducat NGC MS-65

World Coins - ITALIAN STATES Venice Francesco Foscari 1423-1457 Ducat NGC MS-65
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AV Ducat g. 20mm. Venice mint

The Doge and St. Mark standing, vis a vis, both supporting shaft of pennant.

FRAC' FVSCARI, D/V/X, S/M/V/E/N/E/T/I

Christ in glory; nine stars (4-5) surround him in the 'mandorla.'

.SIT.T. XPE. DAT. Q TV. REGIS ISTE. DVCAT

Papadopoli I, pg. 269, 2; Paolucci 1

Brilliant lustre with clean surfaces. From dies of high style.

Very rare spelling variant 'FVSCARI' for 'FOSCARI' and capital 'F' beginning the name. Papodopoli, Stahl, & Bell all concur that this is not an imitation, but a genuine Venetian issue. It is the work of an especially accomplished die cutter from Foscari


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