||Venice. Marcantonio Giustinian Osella Year 1 (1684), Paolucci-167, AU53 NGC. Obv. St. Mark seated right, offering the banner of Venice to the Doge kneeling left. Rev. View of the Piazzetta of San Marco, with an angel flying left above. A highly-artistic type, with dark toning and good detail, particularly on the reverse. There have been only a few examples of this type sold publicly in the past decade; most were in relatively poor condition, but the two comparable examples hammered at $5000 (Numismatik Lanz, Auction 145, with Numismatica Bernardi, 5 January 2009, lot 236) and $7000 (Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 87, 18 May 2011, lot 1846). A highly desirable piece.
Realized $8,812.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.