14th century Gold from Chios! More than 600 years old!
This Gold Zecchino (the Greek name for Ducat) was minted between 1400 and 1413 for the island of Chios, which was then part of the Republic of Genoa. Struck in the style of the Venitian Ducats circulating at the time. This zecchino contains approx. 0.1122 oz actual Gold weight. The obverse features Christ standing, and the reverse shows the Doge kneeling to John the Baptist. A very well preserved example that has been graded Mint State 61 by NGC.