1343-54 Chios Ducat Andrea Dandolo NGC MS65

$5,610.00 USD

During the 14th century, the island of Chios was under the control of the Genoese and later passed to the Byzantine Empire. In 1346, the island was sold to the Venetians, who introduced their currency, including the ducat.

The Chios ducat was a gold coin that was issued by the Venetians and circulated on the island of Chios between 1343 and 1354. The coin was struck in imitation of the Venetian ducat and featured the name of Andrea Dandolo, who was the Doge of Venice at the time.

The Chios ducat was an important coin in the medieval Mediterranean trade and was used as a standard currency for transactions between Western Europe and the Byzantine Empire.

Venice Imitation - Andrea Dandolo