||Venice. Domenico Contarini gold Osella of 4 Zecchini Anno XI (1669) ZQ, Paolucci-320 (R5), Nomisma-168/BDA, CNI-, mintmaster Zuane Querini, XF Details (Mount Removed) NGC. Obv. Kneeling Doge accepting the banner from St. Mark. Rev. Justice, with sword and scales, sitting on crouching lions. Extremely rare. Although apparently worn as some type of badge, this piece, with evidence of mount removals at 6:00 and 12:00, is an extreme rarity in gold. Unlisted in CNI, we can find no listing of an offering for sale in this metal.
Realized $3,290.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.