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1268-1413 Italy Silver Grosso Venice-Renaissance- NGC AU50 Story Vault

1268-1413 Italy Silver Grosso Venice-Renaissance- NGC AU50 Story Vault
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Why add this Renaissance-era Venetian Silver Grosso to your collection of precious metals?

Originally introduced in 1193 by Doge Enrico Dandolo, the first high volume mintage of the Venetian Silver Grosso occurred in 1202, to gather supplies and fund the procurement of ships to transport crusaders to the Fourth Crusade. Design of the coin features a heavy Byzantine influence, depicting Christ in a manner that clearly mimics the Byzantine gold histamenons minted in Constantinople two centuries earlier. Struck from .985 fine silver measuring 19-22 mm in diameter, this Grosso was minted 1268-1413.

Intricate Design of the Venetian Grosso

The ruling Doge appears on the obverse, beside the image of the patron of Venice, Saint Mark the Evangelist. Inscriptions include "S. M. VENETI" (Saint Mark of Venice), along with the Doge's name and title.

An enthroned Christ, in Byzantine style, adorns the reverse. Inscribed "IC IX" or "TIBI LAVS 3 GLORIA."

NGC Graded About Uncirculated 50 with Story Vault Packaging

This Italian Silver Grosso, struck in the Republic of Venice, 1268-1413, is graded an About Uncirculated (AU) 50 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). This lightly circulated coin features full definition of detail, with minor wear on more than 50% of the design's highest elements. The certified, encapsulated coin is packaged in a clear Story Vault case which includes a short description of the Italian Renaissance in Venice.

Make this stunning example of Renaissance history the next addition to your collection today! Purchase your About Uncirculated 1268-1413 Venetian Silver Grosso from MCM now!


Year of Issue:1268-1413
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU50
Packaging:Story Vault