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Venice Gold Zecchini

Brief History

We give a brief history of the Venice on our main Venice page (to follow 28th Nov 2006).

Venice Gold Coins

The coin denomination used by Venice include zecchino, (plural zecchini), scudo (plural scudi), and lira (plural lire).
This page relates solely to zecchini issued by the Italian State of Venice.

Rulers (Doges)

17891798Ludovico Manin

Technical Specifications

DenominationDescriptionDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
Zecchino1595 - 203.08.9990.10

Coin Description


The Doge kneeling before St. Mark, with the legend:
LUDO(V) MANIN, reading from 12 o'clock, around the edge as normal
DUX, downwards,
S M VENET, reading downwards, anticlockwise from the top ot the coin. This stands for SACRA MONETA VENETIAE (Sacred money / coin of Venice)


Christ standing in starred field within marquise shaped panel, with the legend:
SIT T XPE DAT Q TV REGIS ISTE DVCA (or similar), or in full: Sit tibi, Christe, datus, quem tu regis iste ducatus' (or roughly, "Let it be given for you, Christ, that dukedom which you rule")

Prices & Availability

Please contact us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateStateReignDenominationGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
UndatedVeniceLudovico ManinZecchino Very Fine Yes £295$285

Notes on Table

Denomination = (Face Value)

Postage & Packing

UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

Obverse of 1783 Venice Gold Zecchino

Obverse of 1783 Venice Gold Zecchino


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Reverse of 1783 Venice Gold Zecchino

Reverse of 1783 Venice Gold Zecchino


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