ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Agostin Barbarigo, 1486-1501. Ducato (Gold, 21 mm, 3.52 g, 12 h). AVGVSTIN BARBADICO - •S•M•VENETI St. Mark standing right, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and presenting banner inscribed DVX to doge Agostin Barbarigo, kneeling to left and raising his head toward the saint. Rev. •SIT•T•XPЄ•DAT•Q•TV RЄGIS•ISTЄ•DVCAT• Christ, nimbate, standing facing in mandorla with nine stars, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Friedberg 1241. Paolucci 1. A very attractive and well struck example. Minor die break on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
From the Serenissima Collection, formed in the 1960s and 1970s.