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Papal States Jetton? 'Lion of St Mark'?

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Hi there,

I think this is a jetton from the Papal States... it has the winged lion on it (st Mark?)... It looks similar to a Nurenburg jetton.but I know nothing about them - any ideas? 




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.....also - I am very unsure how to grade these coins from the 16th century. I know hot to grade coins from the 19th and 20th to G/VG/F/VF/EF etc..  but how do you grade these?  Same scale of wear and tear etc? It helps if you know what a mint one looks like, lol. 

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It does look very much like a Nuremberg jetton, but of superior quality. I'm unable to read any of the lettering clearly, but if it were Italian, then you are looking at Venice. Krauwinkel was producing this type of design as early as late C13th. This looks to be much later and so, almost certainly Nuremberg.

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