Medieval Venetian silver grosso, 1382-1400AD, Antonio Vernier

Ancient Coins - Medieval Venetian silver grosso, 1382-1400AD, Antonio Vernier
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Obverse:  Christ enthroned, facing

Reverse:  Doge (military governor) and St. Mark standing, the doge facing St Mark, holding banner between them
These thin silver coins of Venice particularly fascinate me due to their place in history.  The Byzantine Empire was clearly troubled on many fronts and Venice was stepping up as the leading maritime power in the Christian world.  The grosso was introduced in 1192 AD and was quickly accepted (and copied) throughou the Mediterranean.  Bulgaria, Serbia, other Medieval states copied the coin.
Grossos held amazing uniformity for hundreds of years with the obverse depicting Christ enthoned and the reverse depicting the doge of Venice standing next to St. Mark. 
A fascinating coin that is contemporary with the Byzantine Empire.
21mm, 1.74 grams
Very nice detail for type!!
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