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LOT 8332

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GBP (£) 30 - 40
EUR (€) 33 - 44
USD ($) 39 - 52

Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £5

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Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £5

World Coins - Venice - 'Galley Halfpence' Soldini [2]

14th century AD or later

Obv: doge with banner left with legends. Rev: winged lion with legends. 0.80 grams total. Fine; one straightened. [2, No Reserve]

Provenance
Found in the Romney Marsh area of Kent, UK.
Footnotes
Silver soldini minted in Venice circulated freely in England in medieval times and at least until the 1530s, despite attempts to outlaw them, to provide small change and are often known as 'Galley Halfpennies', believed to derive from them being brought to England on Venetian galley ships and offloaded in the London docks.