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This is a coin type I have been wanting for a very long time. I love the stylized way the figures are rendered. These are copies of Byzantine gold coins but I like them like these in silver. Giovanni Soranzo as Doge (Duke) (1312-1328) Grosso Venice Mint (in the style of earlier Byzantine gold Histamenons) IO SVPANTIO S M VENETI (Giovanni Soranzo Saint Mark Venice) St. Mark and the Doge standing facing holding flag between them DVX (Duke) in Center IC | XC (Greek abbreviation meaning Jesus Christ) Christ enthroned facing holding book of gospels