||Venice. Francesco Morosini gold Osella of 3 Zecchini ND (1688-94), Paolucci-341, Nomisma-200/BDA (R5), 10.4g, AU58 NGC. Obv. Kneeling Doge accepting the banner from St. Mark. Rev. Lion of San Marco standing left resting paw upon open book. Superbly struck, with original mint luster remaining, and no distracting marks. The surfaces display only the slightest touch of rubbing on the high points. An extremely rare type and denomination, and the first example we have seen offered. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $38,187.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.