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810502. Sold For $465

CRUSADERS, Venetians in the Levant. 14th-15th centuries. AV Ducat (21mm, 3.50 g, 12h). Imitating Venice. Struck in the name of Andrea Dandolo, Doge of Venice. •S N VЄNЄTI to left DV+ • AZDRDAZDVO (sic) to right, St. Mark standing right, presenting banner to kneeling Doge; pellet to left of banner / •STITΛЄDATCTDIV VCACSIЄCVDAT (sic: Ss and final Є retrograde), Christ standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels, surrounded by elliptical halo containing nine stars. Cf. Ives p. 24, note 45 and pl. XII, 1; cf. Gamberini 344. EF, spots of encrustation on obverse.