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Byzantine gold cross with gemstones
Center is Ruby, and others Blue Sapphire.
Byzantine Silver Cross
Fine Silver 99.9
Welcome to Renaissance Gold coins!
In the Middle Ages in Europe, gold coins were
sometimes stamped with crosses and saints.
Écu d'or au soleil, François 1er
François 1er, King of France
reigned from 1 January 1515 to 31 March 1547.
3eme Emission, Gold 3.41g
François 1er invited Leonardo da Vinci from Italy to protect him
for the rest of his life. Leonardo lived in the Château du Clos Lucé
until his death in 1519, and he was buried in the collegiate church
of Saint Florentin in the Château d'Amboise.
As prodigious patron of the arts, François 1er
promoted the emergent French Renaissance
by attracting many Italian artists to work for him.
Doppia, TUSCANY, Ferdinando II de' Medici
Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany de Médicis,
reigned from 28 February 1621 to 23 May 1670
Doppia is a large gold coin weighing 6.75g. In 1532,
the Republic of Florence became the Duchy of Tuscany, hereditary to
the Medici family. In 1569, the Duchy of Tuscany was recognized
as a Grand Duchy. The first Grand Duke was Cosimo I.
Ferdinand II is the 5th Grand Duke.
The coin bears the coat of arms of the Medici family.
Ducat of the Popal State, Pope Nicholaus V
Pope Nicholaus V
His papacy began on 6 March 1447 and
ended on 24 March 1455.
The first Pope, Peter, is holding the key to the gate of heaven.
The back is engraved with the coat of arms of the Pope.
Attacked by the Ottoman Empire Mehmed II
Constantinople fell on May 29, 1453.
The Eastern Roman Empire disappeared
during the reign of Pope Nicholaus V.
Republic of Florence, Fiorino d'oro
The Florentine florin was a coin struck by the Republic of Florence
from 1252 to 1533. This gold coin long supported
the development of large-scale commerce in Europe.
The distinctive fleur-de-lis badge of the city is on one side and
on the other a standing and facing figure of
John the Baptist, the Patron Saint of Florence.
He wears a camel's robe and a belt around his waist.
He baptized Jesus in the Jordan River.
Republic of Venice,
Zecchino, Nicolò da Ponte，Doge of Venice
Nicolò da Ponte served as the Doge from 1578 to 1585.
On 3 March 1578, Nicolò da Ponte was elected as
the Doge of the Republic of Venice,
and his predecessor was Sebastiano Venier.
when elected as new Doge,
although Nicolò da Ponte was in his late 80s,
he had a reign that lasted more than seven years.
The Battle of Lepanto was a naval engagement
that took place on 7 October 1571.
The Holy League, arranged by Pope Pius V,
decisively defeated the fleet of the Ottoman Empire.
The main force of the Holy League is the 110 fleet
led by Sebastiano Veniel.
At the end of the battle,137 galleys and galliots of
the Ottoman Empire were captured and
12,000 Christian rowing slaves were rescued.
After this defeat, the Ottoman Empire rebuilt its fleet in about half a year.
However, on December 12, 1574, Ottoman Emperor Selim II
fell into a coma in the baths of Topkapi Palace and died.
Grand Vizier Sokollu's planned attack on Venice was
canceled due to the emperor's funeral.
Tiberius Caesar Augustus was the second Roman emperor,
reigning from AD 14 to 37.
The tribute penny (Denarius)
Roman Empire, Tiberius, AD 14-37
AR Denarius (Silver 3.94g)
struck at the Lugdunum mint (Lyon, France today)
Jesus Christ was executed on the orders of Pontius Pilate,
the Roman prefect of Judaea. Most scholars estimate
AD 30 or 33 as the year of Jesus' crucifixion.
The tribute penny was the silver coin that was shown to Jesus
when he made his famous speech
Render unto Caesar......
Gospel of Luke Chapter 20
The Holy Bible, King James Version.
Cambridge Edition: 1769
21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly,
neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truely.
22 Is it lawfull for vs to giue tribute vnto Cesar, or no?
23 But he perceiued their craftines, and said vnto them, Why tempt ye me?
24 Shew me a peny: whose image and superscription hath it?
They answered, and said, Cesars. 25 And he said vnto them,
Render therefore vnto Cesar the things which be Cesars,
and vnto God the things which be Gods.
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