VENICE.CANDIA (CRETE). Anonymous Emergency issue under Francesco Molin AD 1646-1655.AE.5 Lire 1650. Crete beseiged by The Ottoman Turks.

World Coins - VENICE.CANDIA (CRETE). Anonymous Emergency issue under Francesco Molin AD 1646-1655.AE.5 Lire 1650. Crete beseiged by The Ottoman Turks.
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VENICE.CANDIA (CRETE). Anonymous Emergency issue under Francesco Molin AD 1646-1655.AE.5 Lire 1650.
 
Standing figure of Christ the redeemer,  right hand raised in benediction book of gospels held in left, across field value L-V
Reverse. Lion of Saint Mark rosette either side below: FIDES / PVBLICA / 1650.
Ref:Lazari Pl.XIII.62, Paolucci 883 ( Rarity 4 ).
Good fine / Very fine , overstike on a 10 Tornes ( 2 1/2 Soldini ).
 
This coin issue by decree 10th July 1650. 
 
Extremely Rare seige coin. The siege of Candia ( Heraklion ) by the Ottoman Turks is the 2nd longest siege recorded in European history
Price SKU: IT784
£ 720.00
  • US$ 936.65
  • € 794.74
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  • CHF 852.35
  • CAD 1,233.75

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