||Venice. Marcantonio Giustinian gold Osella of 4 Zecchini Anno I (1684), Paolucci II, 331, Nomisma 187 (R5), 13.84 gm, AU55 NGC. Well-struck for the issue, with the typical obverse of Saint Mark handing the flag to the Doge. The reverse is unique, with a view of the Piazza San Marco in Venice. This is an extremely rare issue, with the incredible reverse showing the Grand Canal, St. Mark's Cathedral, and the Palace of the Doges. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $17,625.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.