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Counter

Italian (Venice)
1765


Object Place: Venice, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.369

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Circular counter with ornamental hanging attachment at top, commemorating action against the Barbary pirates. Beaded rim on both sides.

Obverse: Inscribed within cartouche “ALOYSII/MOGENICO/PRINC:VENE:/MUNUS AN: 3/1765” with Doge’s cap on top.

Reverse: A four masted ship, sails up, fully rigged, and flying a flag with the Lion of Saint Mark at sea; inscribed above “BINIS IMMOTA MANEBO” and in exergue “·M: :S·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed within cartouche "ALOYSII/MOGENICO/PRINC:VENE:/MUNUS AN: 3/1765".

Reverse: Inscribed above "BINIS IMMOTA MANEBO" and in exergue "·M: :S·".

Provenance

By 1910, Denman Waldo Ross; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 15, 1917)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection