We believe first class collectibles combined with exceptional customer service should mark the height of your consumer happiness! That said, we are human and make mistakes. We simply ask this: if you have a problem, please allow us the courtesy of addressing any and all problems FIRST before leaving a comment or ratings or beginning a return etc. We’d be very grateful to you. After all, what’s the point of giving good customer service when things are easy, right? This does not include any items damaged within the first 30 days. Doge of Venice Michele Steno. Michele Steno (Michiel Sten in Venetian Language; 1331 December 26, 1413) was a Venetian statesman who served as the 63rd Doge of Venice from December 1, 1400 until his death. Steno was born in Venice into a family of some, though not great, wealth, and had lived a dissolute life in youth; he and a number of other young men were at one point were nearly executed by the government for covering the Doge Marino Faliero’s throne with “ignominious” inscriptions against him and his spouse, Aluycia Gradenigo.  He later served as proveditor of Venice, and proved a capable diplomat. In 1400 he was elected as doge as a compromise choice, since previous votes had become deadlocked. Upon becoming Doge he took to dressing like Lorenzo Celsi, who had been known for his elegance of dress. In his accession’s year, Venice begun a successful war against Padua and its lord, Francesco da Carrara, leading to a substantial expansion of the republic in the Italian mainland. During the Christian schism of 1408, Venice sided with Pope Alexander V. An old and ill man in his late years, Steno died in 1413, and was interred in the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, a traditional burial place of the doges. Steno was succeeded as Doge by Tommaso Mocenigo. The item “1400-13 Italian States Gold Ducat Venice Michael Steno NGC MS 64 NEAR GEM DUCAT” is in sale since Thursday, January 2, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Italy, San Marino, Vatican\Italian States (up to 1861)”. The seller is “redoubt_numismatics” and is located in San Antonio, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Gold
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
- Certification Number: 3394252-007
- Certification: NGC
- Grade: MS 64
- Year: 1400-1413