Grosso of Doge Giovanni Dandolo

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Issued by: None Specified
Denomination: Grosso
Mint: Venice
Period: Medieval
Date found: 19/03/2022
Location: East Devon


Obverse: Doge (duke) Giovanni Dandolo of Venice (1280-1289) receiving banner inscribed DVX from patron saint St. Mark, The legend reads around the edge reads IO DANDVL SM VENETI. Reverse shows Jesus Christ Pantocrator (ruler of the universe) and initials IC-XC (“Jesus Christ conquers”). It’s a Find of Note.