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Venetian Oselle coins (replicas) pendant

Venetian Oselle coins (replicas) pendant

The Osella is a coin/medal that was minted every year by the Venice mint and that the Doge donated to the personalities of the Republic. Here are some reproductions in gilded silver made with the ancient lost wax technique made in very limited series, the Doge, by tradition, in December of each year, gave the nobles of the Great Council five wild ducks. In 1521 the council, due to the war that prevented hunting, decreed that instead of the birds a coin should be delivered which was therefore called “osella” from the Venetian oseło, precisely bird… The reproduced osella has a diameter of 3 cm in image 2 oselle including from the left and in the center the osella of the Doge MARINO GRIMANI (1595-1605) OZELLA D’ORO FROM 4 ZECCHINI 1596 (the original gold version weighs 13.45 g) D/ BENED AIA MEA DNO MARIN GRIM D St. Mark seated on the throne hands the banner to the kneeling Doge; eg. YEAR II R/ SYDERA CORDIS The Lion of St. Mark holds up a cross – While the osella in the photo on the right belongs to the Doge FRANCESCO LOREDAN (1752-1762) Osella 1756 A.V.D/ Large goblet-shaped vase on which the Virgin is enthroned and, on the sides, two trumpeting angels will be an original historic gift linked to the city of Venice for those who receive it.

The Osella is a coin/medal that was minted every year by the Venice mint and that the Doge donated to the personalities of the Republic. Here are some reproductions in gilded silver made with the ancient lost wax technique made in very limited series, the Doge, by tradition, in December of each year, gave the nobles of the Great Council five wild ducks. In 1521 the council, due to the war that prevented hunting, decreed that instead of the birds a coin should be delivered which was therefore called “osella” from the Venetian oseło, precisely bird… The reproduced osella has a diameter of 3 cm in image 2 oselle including from the left and in the center the osella of the Doge MARINO GRIMANI (1595-1605) OZELLA D’ORO FROM 4 ZECCHINI 1596 (the original gold version weighs 13.45 g) D/ BENED AIA MEA DNO MARIN GRIM D St. Mark seated on the throne hands the banner to the kneeling Doge; eg. YEAR II R/ SYDERA CORDIS The Lion of St. Mark holds up a cross – While the osella in the photo on the right belongs to the Doge FRANCESCO LOREDAN (1752-1762) Osella 1756 A.V.D/ Large goblet-shaped vase on which the Virgin is enthroned and, on the sides, two trumpeting angels will be an original historic gift linked to the city of Venice for those who receive it.