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ID number:  BIRBI-CR039
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  after Andrea Dandolo
Denomination:  Ducat
Place made:  Mediterranean Sea
Culture:  Medieval
Date made:  1300-1400
Metal:  Electrum
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  3.46
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1786; bt A. H. Baldwin & Son 22.viii.1970.

Description:  Obverse: Christ standing facing with nine stars around him in mandala, legend around. Reverse: Saint Mark standing l. at r. handing staff to Doge kneeling l. at r. in loros, legend either side

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + IS[…] T[…] XS IS I[…]E DV[…]T […] (O Christ, let this same duchy be yours…). Reverse: DV+ / AND K D[…]VIO / S M VENETI (Doge Andrea Dandolo of Venice to Saint Mark).

Bibliography:  Schlumberger XII no. 34

Notes:  Very pale metal and slightly blundered legend; clearly imitative, probably contemporary forgery

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
Andrea Dandolo

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