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Italy Venice 20 Soldi  1684 to 1688
Italy Venice 20 Soldi 1684 to 1688

Also known as one 'Liretta', these 20 soldi coins were struck under the authority of Doge Marc Antonio Giustinian of Venice. His name can be found on the coin as M. (Marc) ANT. (Antonio) IVS-TIN (Giustinian). The inscriptions vary, and sometimes his name is written out as 'M. ANTON IVSTINIANVS DVX'. This inscription is written around the doge who is kneeling in prayer, looking up at Mary and Jesus in heaven. The small object on the ground to his right is his ducal cap, a sort of minor crown. Below the line at the bottom, the Roman numeral XX tells of the value - 20 (soldi).

The other side of the coin (the 'reverse') shows a crowned personification of Justice holding a sword in one hand and scales in the other. To the lower right there's a small lion's head. The letters below the line at the bottom are the mintmaster's initials. The known initials are AC, AD, ND, SB and ZAL.

worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $225

The coin in our picture comes from Numismatica Ranieri in Bologna, Italy where it sold for 180 euros (about $240 US dollars) during a 2011 auction. CoinQuest thank Numismatic Ranieri for use of their nice coin photo.

Coins with holes or severe damage will be worth a few dollars. Please see our Important Terminology page at the top left in order to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 17173 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: John B, Sun, 08-Jun-2014 15:12:59 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 09-Jun-2014 02:14:36 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 24-May-2016 22:27:26 GMT
Requester description: IVSTITIAM, the rest unreadable Justice seated with a balance on one side Man in a prayer-like pose on the other side
Tags: italy venice 20 soldi itialy italiana italians intaly italian ditalia italiane italia itali ivstitiam ivstinianvs rest justice seated seat balance one man prayer stool ones boy male mann boys mans anton ivs diligite circle line circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed baby child jesus madonna people two hat cap headdress scales scale sword lion tiger rose rosette floret flower bar kid childs children person peuple peoples peple persons hood caps hooded sworeds swordlike swords broadsword lions cougar tigers flowerettes rosettes rossette roses florets blossom fler fleurs lises leis lisse flur folwers stems trefoils floral lily orchid posy bouquet flowers fllower flour bud lilly fleur bloomed trefoil floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals bars

  

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