THE MINT OF VENICE
The present volume, a companion work to my publication of a year ago, "The Coinage of the Doges of Venice", is intended to give to collectors and students of the Venetian series as comprehnsiveas possible a catalogue of all the other issues produced by the city from the end of the XVth century until 1866.
The known material has been set out in four principal groups,
one and two dealing with the osell of, respectively, Venice herself and the island of Murano.
Group three considers the difficult and complex "anonimuos coinage", all those series of coins without Doge's names issued by Venice from the early 1400's until 1797.
These matters I shall discuss in greater detail when I come to the catalogue of the third grouup, to which I have appended the coinages of Catherina Corner in Cyprus and the Sanudo family in the Dodecannese on account of their close political and historical ties with contemporary Venetian issues.
The fourth and last group consist of the coinage of the of the Venice mint from the fall of the Republic in 1797 until the ultimate closing-down of the mint itself in 1866.
Each coin type illustrated is accompanied by the description of obverse and reverse, together with metal, actual weight of the coin photographed and rarity. Provenances are given at the conclusion of eachsection and cuurrent valuations are at the end of the catalogue.
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244 pp. In 21 x 29,7 cm. format
parallel texts in English and Italian
627 coins illustrated - 4 separate colour plates
cloth-bound - hardback with coloured dust-jacket
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