2 Lire – Vittorio Emanuele III, Italy
Handmade coin ring from 2 Lire, Italy
- Metal: silver 0.835
- Years: 1914-1917
- Size: 15 – 20 mm (47-63)
About the coin:
Italy has a long history of different coinage types, which spans thousands of years. Italy has been influential at a coinage point of view: the florin, one of the most used coinage types in European history, was struck in Florence in the 13th century. Since Italy has been for centuries divided into many city-states, they all had different coinage systems, but when the country became unified in 1861, the Italian lira came into place, and was used until 2002. Today, Italy uses the Euro.
Bust of King Vittorio Emanuele III facing right.
Below the name of the engraver.
VITTORIO EMANUELE III RE D’ITALIA
Italy standing on a quadriga with a shield on her left hand and an olive branch in the right. The date is below the prancing legs of the horses. On the line of exergue is the name of the author at left and of the engraver at right. In the exergue, the value is flanked by two knots with the mintmark on left and the Star of Italy at the right.
D·CALANDRA M· L·GIORGI INC·
Engraver: Attilio Silvio Motti
Smooth with inscription (the motto of the House of Savoy) between knots and stars
Lettering: FERT FERT FERT
Translation: Fortitudo ejus Rhodum tenuit (his courage saved Rhodes)
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NOTE: This is a handmade coin ring that used to be in circulation, which means that each coing ring is slightly different from the other. The ring you receive will not be exactly as pictured. Each ring is unique.
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