Bagattino: coin from Republic of Venice; 1/12 soldo


6 bagattini, 1619: Republic of Venice

6 bagattini, 1619: Republic of Venice

ND (no date).

R C L A: Latin "Regina Caeli, Laetare, Alleluia" — Queen of Heaven Rejoice Alleluia.

The text of the first line of the musical antiphon "Regina caeli" addressed to the Blessed Virgin Mary that is used in the liturgy of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church during the Easter season, from Easter Sunday until Pentecost. The authorship of "Regina caeli" is unknown. It has been found in 13th century in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome.

Madonna and Child.

6: the name of the coin denomination is not indicated, only the numerical value — 6 [bagattini].

SAN MARC VEN: Saint Mark (also known as Mark the Evangelist — patron of Venice), Venice.

Portrait of the Saint.

  • Copper: 20 mm - 2.3 g
  • Reference price: 18$

COIN BAGATTINO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. VENICE (ITALY, 15th-17th centuries): REPUBLIC OF VENICE + its OVERSEAS POSSESSIONS (Croatian cities Zara, Trogir, Šibenik, Hvar...): bagattino = 1/12 soldo

BAGATTINO as coin name.
Bagattino (plural: bagattini) — small coin of a number of Italian states during the 13th-17th centuries (in fact, the time frames given are very approximate).
The first bagattini were made of silver and were the so-called "small denaro" (Italian "denaro piccolo"). At first they were called piccolo, but gradually the bagattino became a separate coin.
Various state entities of Italy at the time used both bagattino and piccolo in parallel. Over time, the coin became billon, and even later — copper.
By the way, 6 bagattini were called bezzo (from the 17th century — bezzone), and 12 were equated to soldo.
The most famous among numismatists are bagattini of the Republic of Venice.
The name of the bagattino coin comes from the Italian word "bagattella", which can literally be translated as "thing, trifle" (that is, something of nothing, in turn from the Latin "baca" [berry] — small berry).