Venice, AR mezzanino, Andrea Dandolo, 1342-1354 AD - Christ climbing from coffin!!

World Coins - Venice, AR mezzanino, Andrea Dandolo, 1342-1354 AD - Christ climbing from coffin!!
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Obverse: AN DADVL SM VENE DVX, Doge and St. Mark holding banner
 
Reverse: XPS RESVRESIT, Christ emerging from coffin.
 
quite a scarce denomination
 
The striking thing about this coin is clearly the imagery chosen. Coins that depict Christ are plentiful going centuries back but depicting the Resurrection is fundamentally harder and handled in quite an innovative way I believe.  One historian I recently also pointed out that the Black Death, that claimed 75 millions lives, had peaked right during the issue of this coin.    The linkage between coin time and grim times is hard to discount.
 
Great type!!
 
Biaggi 2822; Paolucci 3
 
15mm, 0.61 grams
Prix SKU: cha1360
US$ 155.00
  • € 128.54
  • £ 111.58
  • AUD 199.53
  • CHF 140.91
  • CAD 188.81

Cotation au: 05/08/21

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