995 fine gold coin is guaranteed genuine, and is about 350 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. This coin is from near the end of the line for Venice. It appears not to be clipped, and the legends and devices are easily legible and recognizable. Loredan was elected on 18 March 1752 but the announcement was on 6 April, postponed because of Easter. By this point, the dogal figure had lost nearly all his power and he quickly adapted to this new situation. One of the biggest issues in domestic politics at the time was the clash between the conservatives and the reformers. The latter wanted to substantially reform the Republic and sought to build internal reforms. The conservative pressure groups were able to block these plans and imprisoned or exiled the reformer leaders. The Doge did not want to show favour to one side or the other, so he remained totally passive and limited his support to making it easier for the winning side, thereby losing his chance to change the fate of the dying republic. By impeding the development of the reformist ideas, he possibly caused the small economic boom which started around 1756 with the outbreak of the. The neutrality of the Republic during this time allowed the merchants to trade in huge markets without competitors. The French defeat even allowed Venice to become the biggest market for eastern spices. At one point the Doge, who was old and tired by then, seemed about to die but recovered and lived for another year, until his death on 19 March 1762. The other nobles, such as. Anxiously spent this time hoping that they could replace him was a sign. This was a sign of how little they respected him.
Their disrespect was so strong they often mocked him, even in public. 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. 995 gold ducat coin of Venice Doge Francesco Loredan zecchino" is in sale since Tuesday, April 3, 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, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Viet nam.