995 fine gold coin is guaranteed genuine, and is more than 600 years old. It was hammered out in Venice, Italy, then an independent City State. Venice issued these gold ducats from the 1200s until the last Doge of Venice was forced to abdicate by Napoleon in the 1790's. It shows a lot of wear, but, the legends and devices are legible and recognizable.
There is detail in the face of Jesus on the reverse. This is slightly more worn than the other ducat we have listed for sale of the same issue (Venier), and it also is lighter (3.1 grams) which is consistent with it appearing to have "clipped" edges. People clipped the edges of coins hoping to pass them off at the same value while collecting a small amount of gold from them that they accumulated.The name ducat comes from the Latin word for duke, and this coin bears the image and name of Andrea Gritti, the duke or Doge of Venice who issued it. He is shown kneeling before St Mark, the patron saint of Venice. On the other side is Christ in a field of stars, with a Latin text meaning Christ, let this duchy, ruled by you rule, be dedicated to you. D Italian medieval gold coin of Venice Antonio Venier zecchino ducat" is in sale since Monday, April 2, 2018.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Medieval\European". The seller is "depositlaw" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.