Rhyn took in the small marble statues and portraits of wealthy Venetians on the walls.
The French and Venetians were at first successful, but on the 6th of June met overwhelming defeat at Novara.
The Venetians continued the struggle until October.
He attacked the Venetians, but finding the war unpopular with the trading cities of southern Germany, made a truce with the republic for three years.
Gold mines were worked in antiquity in the Drin valley, and silver mines in the Mirdite region were known to the Venetians in the middle ages.