1268AD MEDIEVAL Venice Doge LORENZO TIEPOLO Silver Ancient Coin w CHRIST i57560
1268AD MEDIEVAL Venice Doge LORENZO TIEPOLO Silver Ancient Coin w CHRIST i57560
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1268AD MEDIEVAL Venice Doge LORENZO TIEPOLO Silver Ancient Coin w CHRIST i57560

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MEDIEVAL  Venice - Lorenzo Tiepolo Doge of Venice -  1268-1275 A.D.
Silver Grosso 15mm (1.22 grams) Struck in Venice circa 1268-1275 A.D.
Christ enthroned, facing front; IC-XC above.
LA-TEVPL-SM-VENETO; Doge, on left, receiving tall flag from St. Mark on right; DVX down  flag staff.

For over a thousand years, the leader and head magistrate of  the Venetian Empire (also known as "The Most Serene Republic of Venice" was the  Doge. The title "Doge" is derived from the Latin word Dux, which eventually  became Duce in Italy and Duke to the English. Venice's Doges were elected to  their position by the city-state's aristocracy, and were expected to fulfill  their position for life. The Doges of Venice minted an array of coinage,  fluctuating from silver and gold in the earlier years of the Republic, to bronze  in the latter. The last Doge of Venice was Ludovico Manin, who abdicated on May  12, 1797 upon the conquest of Napoleon.

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Lorenzo Tiepolo (died August 15, 1275) was Doge of Venice from 1268 until his death.

Born in Venice, Lorenzo Tiepolo was the son of Doge Jacopo Tiepolo. It is a matter of debate if his second wife,  Marguerite, was either the daughter of the King of Romania  or of Bohemund of Brienne, ruler of Rascia. Tiepolo also demonstrated skill as  commander when, during the War of Saint Sabas with Genoa, he defeated the Genoese at Acre in 1257. He served also as a podestà  of Fano.

In 1268, after the death of Reniero Zeno, Lorenzo was elected as Doge on July 23 of that year,  with 25 votes out of 41. Although beloved by the population, he attracted the  hostility of the Venetian nobility for his nepotism  towards his sons. The position of Cancellier Grande ("Great Chancellor")  was therefore created to thwart such a behaviour.

In 1270, an important treaty of peace was signed with Genoa at Cremona,  confirming the Venetian predominance in the Adriatic Sea; however, in that same year a war broke out between  Venice and a league of Italian cities including Bologna, Treviso, Verona, Mantua, Ferrara,  Cremona, Recanati, and Ancona due to commercial disputes. After an  initial setback in 1271, the Venetians were able to regain the upper hand and  the terms of peace were favourable to Venice.

Under his dogado, in 1273, Marco  Polo began his journey to China.  He was to return only in 1295.

Tiepolo died in Venice in 1275 and was buried with his father in the Dominican church of San Zanipolo.

The Doge of Venice (all derived  from Latin dūx, "military leader"),  sometimes translated as Duke (compare the Italian Duca), was the chief magistrate  and leader of the Most Serene Republic  of Venice for over 1,100 years (697-1797). Doges of Venice  were elected for life by the city-state's  aristocracy. Commonly the man selected as Doge was the shrewdest elder in the  city. The doge  was not a duke  in the modern sense, nor was a doge the equivalent of a hereditary  duke. The title "doge" was the title of the senior-most elected official of Venice  and Genoa;  both cities were republics and elected doges. A doge was referred to variously  by the titles "My Lord the Doge" (Monsignor  el Doxe), "Most Serene Prince" (Serenissimo  Principe), and "His  Serenity" (Sua Serenità).

Cefalù Pantocrator retouched.jpgJesus  (7–2 BC to AD 30–33), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, is the central  figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God. Christians believe Jesus is the  awaited Messiah (or Christ, the Anointed One) of the Old Testament.

Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically, and historians  consider the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) to be the best sources for investigating the historical Jesus. Most  scholars agree that Jesus was a Galilean, Jewish rabbi who preached his message orally, was baptized by John the Baptist, and was crucified by the order of the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate. In the current mainstream view,  Jesus was an apocalyptic preacher and the founder of a  renewal movement within Judaism, although some prominent scholars argue that he  was not apocalyptic. After Jesus' death, his followers believed he was  resurrected, and the community they formed eventually became the Christian  church. The widely used calendar era, abbreviated as "AD"  from the Latin "Anno Domini" ("in the year of our Lord") or sometimes as "CE",  is based on the birth of Jesus.

Jesus sits atop a mount, preaching to a crowdChristians  believe that Jesus has a "unique significance" in the world. Christian doctrines  include the beliefs that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of a virgin named Mary, performed miracles, founded the Church, died by crucifixion as a sacrifice  to achieve atonement, rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven, whence he will return. Most Christians believe Jesus enables humans to be reconciled to God, and will judge the dead either before or after their bodily resurrection, an event tied to the Second Coming of Jesus in Christian eschatology; though some believe  Jesus's role as savior has more existential or societal concerns than the afterlife, and a few  notable theologians have suggested that Jesus will bring about a universal reconciliation. The great majority of  Christians worship Jesus as the incarnation of God the Son, the second of three persons of a Divine Trinity. A few Christian groups reject Trinitarianism, wholly or partly, as  non-scriptural.

In Islam, Jesus (commonly transliterated as Isa) is considered one of God's important prophets and the Messiah, second in importance  only to Muhammad. To Muslims, Jesus was a bringer of scripture and was born of a virgin,  but was not the Son of God. According to the Quran, Jesus was not crucified but was physically raised into Heaven by God. Judaism rejects the belief that Jesus was the  awaited Messiah, arguing that he did not fulfill the Messianic prophecies in the Tanakh.

Mark the Evangelist  is the traditional author of the Gospel of Mark. He is one of the Seventy Disciples, and the founder of the Church of Alexandria, one of the original four  main episcopal sees of Christianity.

According to William Lane (1974), an "unbroken tradition"  identifies Mark the Evangelist with John Mark,  and John Mark as the cousin of Barnabas.[4]  An exception is found in Hippolytus of Rome, who in his work On the  Seventy Apostles, distinguishes Mark the Evangelist (2 Tim 4:11), John Mark  (Acts 12:12, 25; 13:5, 13; 15:37), and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (Col 4:10; Phlm  24).[5]  According to Hippolytus, they all belonged to the "Seventy Disciples" who were  sent out by Jesus to saturate Judea with the gospel (Luke  10:1ff.). However, when Jesus explained that his flesh was "real food" and his  blood was "real drink", many disciples left him (John 6:44-6:66), presumably  including Mark. He was later restored to faith by the apostle Peter; he then became Peter’s  interpreter, wrote the Gospel of Mark, founded the church of Africa, and became the bishop of Alexandria.

According to Eusebius of Caesarea (Eccl. Hist.  2.9.1-4), Herod Agrippa I in his first year of reign over  the whole Judea (AD 41) killed James, son of Zebedee and arrested Peter,  planning to kill him after the Passover. Peter was saved miraculously by angels, and escaped out of the realm of Herod  (Acts 12:1-19). Peter went to Antioch, then through Asia Minor (visiting the churches in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, as mentioned in 1 Pet 1:1), and  arrived in Rome in the second year of Emperor Claudius (AD 42; Eusebius, Eccl, Hist.  2.14.6). Somewhere on the way, Peter picked up Mark and took him as travel  companion and interpreter. Mark the Evangelist wrote down the sermons of Peter, thus composing the Gospel  according to Mark (Eccl. Hist. 15-16), before he left for Alexandria in  the third year of Claudius (43).

In AD 49, about 19 years after the Ascension of Jesus, Mark traveled to Alexandria [cf. c. 49 [cf. Acts 15:36-41] and  founded the Church of Alexandria, which today is part of the Coptic Orthodox Church.  Aspects of the Coptic liturgy can be traced back to Mark himself. He became the  first bishop of Alexandria and he is honored as the  founder of Christianity in Africa.

According to Eusebius (Eccl. Hist. 2.24.1), Mark was succeeded by Annianus as the bishop of Alexandria in the  eighth year of Nero (62/63), probably, but not definitely due  to his coming death. Later Coptic tradition says that he was martyred in 68.  It is believed that on the night when Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane Mark had followed him  there and the Temple guards saw him, he ran away and dropped his loincloth.

His feast day is celebrated on April 25, and his symbol is the Winged lion.


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