||Venice. Giovanni Gradenigo (1355-56) gold Ducat ND, Fr-1223, Paolucci-1, AU50 NGC. Obv. IO GRADONIGO DVX | ? SM ? V?N?TI, St. Mark standing right presenting banner to kneeling Doge left. Rev. ? SIT T XP? D?T' Q TV | R?GIS IST? DVC?T, Christ standing facing, holding gospels and raising hand in benediction, surrounded by mandorla and stars. A well-detailed example of a rare type with a very slightly wavy flan. The highpoints of the devices bear light circulation wear and there are a few tiny deposits in the devices.
Realized $763.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.