INDIA or AFRICA, Local Issues.
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 914. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Brass Obverse Die. Imitating Venice. In the name of Marcantonio Giustinian(?) 1684-1688. Dimensions: length, 19mm, of cylindrical form commencing 24 mm at the face and widening to 27 mm. Weight: 85.30 grams. Die engraved: S/I/S/I/K D/V/X IIVIOIVIZI (S's, K, and Z retrograde), St. Mark standing right, holding the Gospels and presenting flag to Doge kneeling left. Centering mark visible at center, die alignment mark at top. Cf. Ives pl. XVI, 1; cf. British Museum 1918.104.22.16868 (Valdettaro Bequest). EF, moderate signs of use wear. No coins struck with this obverse documented. Rare.
From the B.R. Bell Collection.