ITALY. Venezia (Venice). Marino Grimani, 1595-1606. Mezza Giustina Maggiore da 80 Soldi (Silver, 37 mm, 17.95 g, 7 h). S•M VENE•MARIN:GRIM•DVX - G•V St. Mark seated right, presenting cross-tipped banner to Doge kneeling left. Rev. MEMOR•ERO•TVI•IVSTINA•VIR - 80 St. Giustina standing facing, holding quill in her right hand and crowning Lion of St. Mark, seated right, with her left. CNI 87. Paolucci 5. Very rare and nicely toned. Very fine.
From the Serenissima Collection, formed in the 1960s and 1970s.