Hoard of Italian Renaissance Silver Coins found on Greek Island

· archaeology, discoveries, hoard, treasure

A hoard of fifty something Venetian, 14th century, silver coins in a small pot has been found by construction workers at Sagri on Naxos. Naxos was one of the Greek islands ruled by Venice from the 15th century to the early 18th century and the largest island (429 km2 (166 sq mi)) in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean. It was the centre of archaic Cycladic culture.

The coins bear the likeness of the democratically elected leaders (Doges) of the Republic of Venice, which was one of the maritime superpowers of the Italian Renaissance. The coins date from the reigns of Giovanni Soranzo (1329-1339), Bartolomeo Gradenigo (1339-1342) and Andrea Dandolo (1343-1354).






1 Comment

Comments RSS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: