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MEDIEVAL COIN

A silver Venetian soldino of Doge Michael Steno dating to the period AD 1400 - 1413. S MARCVS VENETI reverse depicting Doge kneeling left and holding banner. Mint of Venice.During the 15th and 16th centuries the English economy experienced a serious shortage of English-struck halfpennies. In order to fill this gap people began using foreign coinage such as the soldino, meaning 'little shilling', …