Ancient and Medieval Venetian Coins:
The Doges of Venice
See Also: Identifying Medieval Venetian Coinage / The Doges of Venice: A Chronological List

Ranieri Zeno. 1253-1268 AD. Silver grosso.
Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above / RA-CENO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. The 45th Doge of Venice. ref: Biaggi 2775. 21 mm, 2.07 g. A gorgeous coin with nice grey cabinet tone and great detail. Few light scratches to the right of Christ's throne. ex-Mark Davis, UK. #CM2094: $250
SOLD

Giovanni Soranzo. 1312-1328 AD. Silver grosso.
Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above / IO-SVPANTIO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 21 mm, 2.15 g. Slightly crimped edge. Beautiful coin with nice contrast. Much better than photo. #CM2092: $199


Francesco Dandolo. 1329-1339 AD. Silver grosso.
Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above / FRA-DANDVL-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 21 mm, 2.14 g. A rarer ruler! Great detail, nice contrast. Much better than photo! #CM2093: $250


Andrea Contarini. 1368-1382 AD. Large silver grosso. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. rev: Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. An amazing coin, very beautiful. Pierced with a square nail over 700 years ago. 21 mm; 1.8 g. Very nice and interesting piece! #V9A9: $110

Lorenzo Tiepolo, Doge 1268-1275 AD. Silver grosso.
Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above / LA-TEVPL-SM-VENETO; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 20 mm, 1.99 g. Much nicer than the photo allows. #6269: $150


Lorenzo Tiepolo, Doge 1268-1275 AD. Silver grosso.
Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above / LA-TEVPL-SM-VENETO; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 18 mm, 1.57 g. #CM2100: $125


Lorenzo Tiepolo, Doge 1268-1275 AD. Silver grosso.
Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above / LA-TEVPL-SM-VENETO; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 18 mm, 1.57 g. #CM2101: $150


Pietro Zani. 1205-1229 AD. Silver grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. rev: P-ZIANO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 19 mm; 2.1 g. 42nd Doge of Venice. 20 mm; 1.7 g. Holed in antiquity. Sorry for the dark photo! #V221: $65

Giovanni Dandolo. 1280-1289 AD. Billon-silver grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. rev: IO-DANDVL-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 16 mm; 1.3 g. Possibly a contemporary counterfeit, clipped to cover the defects in antiquity. #V0011AE: $50

THE VENETIAN SILVER SOLDINO

Andrea Contarini. 1368-1382 AD. Silver soldino. obv: Doge's profile left, holding tall flag; ANDR'I TAR'DVX. rev: Lion standing with tall flag left; S-MARCUS-VENETI. 14 mm. Sharp! #v002: $85 SOLD



Antonio Venier, 1382-1400 AD. Silver soldino. obv: Doge's profile left, holding tall flag / Lion holding flag left. #v007: $65 sold?


VENETIAN COPPER COINS


Medieval Venice. Francesco Contarini, 1623-1624 AD. Copper 12-denarii soldino. Doge kneeling left, holding tall cross/staff, facing nimbate winged lion holding Gospels open with paw. "12" below. S.M.V.FRANC.CONT around / Christ standing, nimbate and robed, with hand held in benediction, +DEFENS NOSTER+ around. 22 mm. #3632: $45 SOLD


Medieval Doges of Venice. Alvise Contarini, 1676-1684 AD. Billon soldino. Doge kneeling left, holding tall cross/staff, facing nimbate winged lion holding Gospels open with paw. "12" below. S.M.V.ALOYS.CON around / Christ standing, nimbate and robed, with hand held in benediction, +DEFENS NOSTER+ around. 22 mm. #3619: $75 SOLD

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Pietro Gradenigo. 1289-1311 AD. Silver grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. PR-GRADONIGO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 21 mm. Nice! #6226: $165 SOLD

Lorenzo Celsi. 1361-1365 AD. Silver soldino. obv: Doge's profile left, holding tall flag / Lion holding flag left. 16 mm. #v0006: $65 SOLD


Giovanni Dolfin. 1356-1361. AR soldino. obv: Doge's profile with gonfalon left, IOH S DELP DVLO DVX / Lion of St. Mark, nimbate, holding banner left; S-MARCUS-VENETI. 14 mm. #v001: $75 SOLD


Medieval Doges of Venice. Marcantonio Giustinian, 1684-1688 AD. Copper 12-denarii soldino. Doge kneeling left, holding tall cross/staff, facing nimbate winged lion holding Gospels open with paw. "12" below. S.M.V.M.A.IVSTIN around / Christ standing, nimbate and robed, with hand held in benediction, +DEFENS NOSTER+ around. 22 mm. #3609: $75 SOLD

Giovanni Soranzo. 1312-1328 AD.
Silver grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. rev: IO-SVPANTIO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 17 mm; 1.3 g. Clipped to pirate the silver in Medieval times. Nice detail!
#V10GS: $90 SOLD


Medieval Venice. Agostino Barbarigo, 1486-1501 AD. Copper tornesello. Winged lion of Saint Mark, nimbate, holding Gospels open with paws, +S.MARK...VENETI around / Crusader-type cross with AVG BARBARIGO DVX around. 16 mm, nice tone! #3600: $55 SOLD

Pietro Gradenigo. 1289-1311 AD.
Silver grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. PR-GRADONIGO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 21 mm; 2.0 g.
#V071: $150 SOLD

Giovanni Dandolo. 1280-1289 AD.
Silver grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. rev: IO-DANDVL-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 18 mm. Nice! #v3115: $125 SOLD

Ranieri Zeno. 1253-1268 AD. Silver grosso. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. RA-CENO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. The 45th Doge of Venice. 21 mm. Sharp coin with great detail! #6293: $199 SOLD

Antonio Venier, 1382-1400 AD. Silver soldino. obv: Doge's profile left, holding tall flag / Lion holding flag left. 15 mm. #v008: $65 SOLD

Andrea Contarini. 1368-1382 AD. Silver soldino. obv: Doge's profile left, holding tall flag; ANDR'I TAR'DVX. rev: Winged lion, wings spread, holding open book; S-MARCUS-VENETI. #v005AC: $65 SOLD

Lorenzo Celsi, 1361-1365 AD. Silver soldino. obv: Doge's profile left, holding tall flag / Lion holding flag left. 15 mm. #3657: $85 SOLD

Lorenzo Celsi, 1361-1365 AD. Silver soldino. obv: Doge's profile left, holding tall flag / Lion holding flag left. 15 mm. #3650: $95 SOLD


Giovanni Dandolo. Doge, 1280-1289 AD.
Silver grosso. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above / IO-DANDVL-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 20 mm, 2.15 g. Sharp detail, light earthen deposits. Beautiful portrait of Christ! #CM2098: $199
SOLD

Antonio Venier. 1382-1400 AD.
Silver
grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. rev: ANTO-VENERIO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 21 mm. A brilliant coin with amazing detail! #V4239: $175
SOLD

Giovanni Dandolo. 1280-1289 AD. AR grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. rev: IO-DANDVL-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 21 mm; 2.1 g. #V043: SOLD


Ranieri Zeno. 1253-1268 AD. Silver grosso. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. RA-CENO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. The 45th Doge of Venice. ref: Biaggi 2775. 21 mm, 2.16 g. Bright silver tone, some very light scratches in places. Ex-CNG. #27605641: $199 SOLD
Medieval Venice, Italy. Pietro Lando, 1539-1545 AD. Gold Ducat. St. Mark presenting banner to kneeling Doge, PIET LANDO SM VENET around, DVX down staff / Christ standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels, surrounded by elliptical halo containing twelve stars, SIT T XPE DAT Q TV REGIS ISTE DUCAT around. 21.01mm, 3.47g. ref: Pao. 1, [p.60]. Very rare! An extremely nice example. #86266x2: $850 SOLD

Medieval Venice, Italy. Francesco Foscari, 1423-1457 AD. Gold Ducato. St. Mark standing right, presenting banner to Doge kneeling left / Christ Pantokrator standing facing within mandorla containing nine stars. 21mm, 3.52 g. ref: Papadopoli 1-2 var.; Paolucci 1. Near EF, flatness in center. Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XII (26 December 1990). Excellent! Gorgeous gold tone (not reddish as this photo suggests). #cng2750347x2: $850 SOLD

Ranieri Zeno. 1253-1268 AD. Silver grosso. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. RA-CENO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. The 45th Doge of Venice. ref: Biaggi 2775. 21 mm, 2.16 g. Nice contrast. A few light scratches. Ex-CNG. #27605642: $175 SOLD


Ranieri Zeno. 1253-1268 AD. Silver grosso. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. RA-CENO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. The 45th Doge of Venice. 21 mm, 2.08 g. Great detail. #45958: $199 SOLD


Pietro Gradenigo. 1289-1311 AD. Silver grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. PR-GRADONIGO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 19 mm, 2.18 g. ref: CNI VII 10; Papadopoli 2.6; Paolucci 2. VF. ex-CNG. Nice toning! #CM2053: $225
SOLD


Giovanni Soranzo. 1312-1328 AD. Silver grosso.
obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. rev: IO-SVPANTIO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 21 mm. Beautiful coin with nice contrast and good style. #6251: $225
SOLD

Giapolo (Jacopo) Contarini. 1275-1280 AD. Silver grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. rev: IA.OTARIN SM VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 21 mm. Holed & plugged in antiquity. RARE! #6218: $185 SOLD

Giovanni Soranzo. 1312-1328 AD. Silver grosso. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. / IO-SVPANTIO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. Edge clipped in antiquity. Very nice! #230235: $150 SOLD

Ranieri Zeno. 1253-1268 AD. Silver grosso. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. RA-CENO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. The 45th Doge of Venice. 21 mm, 2.11 g. Nice! #45937: $225 SOLD


Venetian rulers of Cyprus. Billon Sizin struck under Pietro Loredano, 1567-1570 AD. Lion of Cyprus, "+ SANCTVS MARCVS VENET" / Cross with 4 rays, "PETRVS LAVREDA DVK." Pierced in antiquity. 19 mm, 2.03 g. #1230: $45 SOLD

Venetian bronze medal, dated 1912. Features the winged lion atop the column in Saint Mark's square, "14LVGLIO 1902" around, "VENEZIA" across. Back features St. Mark's square, "RICOSTRVZIONE DEL CAMPANIE DI S. MARCO" around. 28 mm (1 1/8") diameter. #ven3638: $125 SOLD

Pietro Gradenigo. 1289-1311 AD. Silver grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. PR-GRADONIGO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 21 mm, 2.15 g. Nice detail. #CM2001: $150 SOLD


Ranieri Zeno. 1253-1268 AD. Silver grosso. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. RA-CENO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. The 45th Doge of Venice. ref: Biaggi 2775. 22 mm, 2.13 g. Nice cabinet tone, well centered, with great detail! Ex-CNG. #27605643: $199 SOLD

Giovanni Soranzo. 1312-1328 AD. Silver grosso. obv: Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. rev: IO-SVPANTIO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. 21 mm. #6311: $125 SOLD

Ranieri Zeno. 1253-1268 AD. Silver grosso. Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above. RA-CENO-SM-VENETI; Doge (L) receiving tall flag from St. Mark (R). DVX down flag staff. The 45th Doge of Venice. ref: Biaggi 2775. 21 mm, 2.16 g. Bright silver tone, some very light scratches in places. A beautiful coin! This photo does no justice. Ex-CNG. #27605644: $199 SOLD