||Venice. Giovanni II Corner gold Osella of 4 Zecchini 1709, Paolucci-362, Nomisma-246 (R5), 13.8g, XF45 NGC. Obv. Kneeling Doge accepting the banner from St. Mark. Rev. Seven-line inscription. An extremely rare issue with well struck details and no major flaws. The silver issues of this Osella variety are seldom offered, and the gold strikings, such as this example, appear so infrequently that no recent sales records are available. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $9,987.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.