Pietro Mocenigo, Doge of Venice 1474-1476
Fr-1237, PCGS-graded MS-66
Obverse depicts St. Mark standing right presenting banner to kneeling Doge. On the reverse Christ standing facing within stars, holding the gospel and raising hand in benediction. Exceptionally well detailed and choice for this rarity.
One of Venice’s greatest admirals, Mocenigo placed Cyprus under his control in 1475 but died shortly thereafter from illness.