last review  02-01-2017

FRANCESCO CORNER

DOGE 101° (1656)

 

 

 

SILVER MINT RESPONSIBLE   

 

( initials )

 

 

 

 

 

FC 

FRANCESCO CORNER 

 

COLLEZIONE - R.M.BORDIN

 

Corner Francis, son of the Doge Giovanni, was called to succeed to the Doge Carlo Contarini, but after only days dicciannove the ducal throne was again vacant.

Tracing the poor existing documentation in the Archives of Venice, and in the State of Brescia we find that the Great Council of Ten gave the order to the supervisors of the Mint over the gold and silver, which all had to be recast coins withdrawn and not on the same recon the previous Doge.

  

With the advent of unexpected election of the Doge Francesco Corner, the Senate had in spite of himself in a totally exceptional temporarily abolishing their law already 'has long passed, also has not had the time necessary to elect a Steward are on the coins' silver initials (FC) of the same initial Doge who was already 'on the day Massaro was elected October 19, 1655 under the doge Contarini Charles.

In the custom of throwing coins to the people on the day of the coronation with the Doge accommodated in a sedan called the "cockpit" rushed by Arsenalotti along the Piazza of San Marco were cast in copper money, thirty-five and Money Shield ten-sixteenths Money with St. Justina, these coins minted with extreme speed 'by the Mint.

If the Zecchino arrangement was immediate, "Half St. Justine" was coined from three to four days' later from the mint for problems approntatura dies along with other types of money.

Death of the Doge in the second half all the coins in circulation were withdrawn immediately be recast, so only a few copies were saved thanks to Commerce that short period of time.

 

 

UNTIL TODAY THIS TEST IS NOT 'NEVER APPEARED IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS AND DOES NOT EXIST IN THE DIFFERENT MUSEUMS.

 

YOU HAVE fragmentary information COINAGE IN THE VARIOUS ORDERS ONPROVING THE PROJECT OF DOUBLE BAGATTINO WITH HOLY, BUTTHERE IS 'NO RESOLUTION THAT approve the minting of this coin THEN TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN THE MARKET OF.

 

SURELY BY MISTAKE FOR NEGLIGENCE OR SOME OF THESE COINSWERE DISTRIBUTED IN FACT TOGETHER WITH OTHERS ....