Italy Venice Osella Paolo Renier  1779
Italy Venice Osella Paolo Renier 1779

This is an osella (a coin or a medal) issued by Venezia (Venice) in commemoration of a bountiful harvest. The female figure is Abundance or Plenty and she is holding two cornucopias filled to the brim with goodies. Paolo Renier was ruler of Venice between 1779 and 1797.

We did quite a bit of research to figure out your coin, Nicholas. The coin shown on this page is in wonderful condition. It comes from Numismatica Varesi in Pavia, Italy, and CoinQuest thanks Varesi for use of their image. My guess is that Varesi's coin would sell retail for $400 to $500 US dollars. If you had a coin like this to sell, Varesi or another reputable coin dealer might pay $150 to $300 for it. The mark-up is necessary to keep the dealership solvent.

Since an osella is not strictly a coin, it does not appear in the standard coin catalogs. As to value, we agree with this assessment from

worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $500
fully uncirculated: $1000

Remember that the concepts presented on our Terminology page apply.

Coin: 13200 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Nicholas Rigo, Thu, 06-Dec-2012 16:27:57 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 00:05:53 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 03-Dec-2017 00:57:57 GMT
Requester description: 1779 IT states Bonorvm Avctrix on the front and the back states Paulus Reinerius Principis Mu NUS AN:I 1779 already talked to someone who knew latin who stated it said' for a few of the gift, or Reiner: 1'
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