ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Pietro Lando, 1538-1545. Ducato (Gold, 20 mm, 3.48 g, 7 h). PET LANDO - •S•M•VENET St. Mark standing right, holding book of Gospels in his left hand and presenting banner inscribed DVX to doge Pietro Lando, kneeling to left and raising his head toward the saint. Rev. SIT•T•XPE•DAT•Q•TV REGIS ISTE DVCA Christ, nimbate, standing facing in mandorla with sixteen stars, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Friedberg 1248. Paolucci 1. The flan slightly wavy, otherwise, about extremely fine.
From the Serenissima Collection, formed in the 1960s and 1970s.