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Ottoman Countermark

CNG 91, Lot: 1403. Estimate $300.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Venezia (Venice). Alvise Contarini. 1676-1684. AV Zecchino (21mm, 3.48 g, 9h). S. Marco standing right and Doge kneeling left, holding banner between them; c/m: “sahh” (it is good) in Arabic in rectangular incuse / Christ standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels, surrounded by mandorla containing sixteen stars. For coin: cf. CNI VIII 134; Papadopoli 4; Paolucci 1; for c/m: Wilski, Sah 02. Coin and c/m both VF.