1382-1400 Dark Toned Silver Coin Venice Italy Grosso Antonio Venier NGC AU55
Description: Beautiful hammered silver coin showing no date from Venice Italy. This is a Grosso from the times of Doge Antonio Venier in the period of 1382-1400. The coin shows the Doge and St. Mark standing next to each other and holding staff with the letters DVX along the top of the staff and a star on each side. There is also the legend "ANTO • VENERIO • S • M • VENETI" surrounding the image on the obverse. The reverse shows Christ enthroned facing front holding the book of gospels. The reverse has the legend "? • TIBI • LAVS • 7 • GLORIA" surrounding the image. The coin is undated but was issued during the period 1382-1400. The coin is much better than the photos suggest. The coin is graded NGC as (About Uncirculated) AU 55 and comes in a plastic holder so labeled. It is dark but has nice eye appeal. It is Meyer 132 and Numista N#114254, weighs ~1.79 gm (as noted on the slab) and measures ~20 mm. The coin is beautiful and in nice state of preservation. Please carefully review the photos provided as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: ND (1382-1400).
Size and weight: This is a one Grosso that is ~20 mm in diameter and weighs ~1.79 grams of Silver.
References: Meyer 132 and Numista N#114254.
Condition: The coin is graded by NGC as About Uncirculated AU 55 and comes in a plastic holder so labeled. It has minimum wear and is darkly toned with nice eye appeal. The coin still retains most of its details and shows minor surface marks such as scratches or bag marks. The coin is also a bit uneven in rounding and has a small spot with loss at the rim (see 6 o'clock on the obverse or 2 o'clock on the reverse). Other than that, the coin is problem free and has nice eye appeal. The coin is much better than the photos suggest. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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