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http://www.baldwin.co.uk/coinlists/venice.pdf
http://www.ancientresource.com/lots/venice/venetian.html
http://home.eckerd.edu/~oberhot/venice.htm 

Project lust! One of the people on the courtesan list posted these fabulous links to images of extant Venetian coins. 

I want to get as close to my persona's time as possible. I know different coins had different duration and circles of circulation, so I'm curious just how many of these if any might have actually had a chance of passing through her hands. 

My ultimate goal is to made a die and strike my own Venetian coins to give out as little thank you tokens. If someone teaches a class I enjoy, or I see them stopping to help someone, etc. I'll give them a coin and my thanks. I love the idea of having a persona appropriate way to reinforce good behavior. :)
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It's the third one here I'm most interested in. Not surprisingly, it's Venetian: 
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/cm/t/three_gold_coins.aspx

Post period, but very interesting gold Venetian coin: 
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/cm/g/gold_105_zecchini_of_ludovico.aspx

Here is a cast bronze venetian medal, a completely different process than coining: 
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/cm/c/cast_bronze_medal_of_giovanni.aspx

Something completely different: 
Glass flask with a portrait of Henry VII, King of England with the King's emblem of portcullis and chains in a sunburst From Venice, Italy, around AD 1500
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pe_mla/g/glass_flask_with_portrait.aspx
I'd love to make this too, but I haven't even started learning to work with glass other than some lamp work beading. 

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