Francesco Morosini Osella of 3 Zecchini
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.
An Incredible Near Mint State Example
Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
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