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Venetian Golden Ducats [solved]

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Manos_
Joined: 23-Mar-2020
Posts: 4
Found these golden zecchini of dodges Francisco Molin and Marcantonio Giustinian. The axle is displaced around 45º and 90° as can be seen and because of that I'm conserned about their authenticity.


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Manos_
Joined: 23-Mar-2020
Posts: 4
Is this normal ???
Sjoelund
Joined: 28-Mar-2012
Posts: 3814
In those days, yes!

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
https://monnaiesetvarietes.numista.com
lidianb
Joined: 29-Apr-2011
Posts: 645
While the die rotation may be off, especially in older coins, I would measure their weight and diameter. If you can even test them for gold.

I am curious, where did you "find" them. That seems an awesome find, I wish I could have "finds" like that once in a lifetime!
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cro321
Joined: 25-Mar-2016
Posts: 588
As others mentioned in those times it's normal. If the coin comes from a reputable source I'm sure it's fine. You could also check it's size and weight and do a gold test if needed.
Manos_
Joined: 23-Mar-2020
Posts: 4
I've already measured them. The diameter is 20-22mm and its weight ≈3.5gr. Unfortunately I can’t run the test at the moment for my country is under quarantine...
Manos_
Joined: 23-Mar-2020
Posts: 4
Anyway, thanks a lot all of you!
cro321
Joined: 25-Mar-2016
Posts: 588
Size and weight are ok. Your profile says you're from Greece where these coins circulated and, although valuable, are still common. I think they're real.
loruca
Joined: 11-Apr-2015
Posts: 906
They look fine to me as well!
I collect anything: If it's Italian or Italian states i collect it even more!
Status changed to Solved (Manos_, 30-Mar-2020, 04:38AM)
Status changed to Opened (Manos_, 31-Mar-2020, 08:23PM)
Status changed to Solved (Manos_, 5-Apr-2020, 01:36AM)

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