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Italian 2 lira coin (Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy)

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2 lire
General information
Country

Flag of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy Kingdom of Italy

Value

2 lire

Years

18071814[1]

Measurements and composition
Mass

10 g[1][2]

Diameter

28 mm[2]

Composition

silver[1]

Appearance
Edge

"DIO PROTEGGE L'ITALIA"[2]

Obverse

Napoleon Bonaparte[1][2]

Reverse

Coat of arms of Napoleonic Italy[1][2]

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The 2 lire coin was circulated in the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy from 1807 to 1814. One of these coins equalled the same amount as 2 francs.[1]

The coin weighed 10 grams and was mostly composed of silver. It had a diameter of 28 mm. The obverse features Napoleon Bonaparte, the designer of the coin, the reverse features the coat of arms of Napoleonic Italy, and the edge has the engraved words "DIO PROTEGGE L'ITALIA", translating to "God Protects Italy". It was engraved by Luigi Manfredini.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

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Napoleonic lira
Lira coins ₤1₤2₤5₤20₤40
Centesimo coins 1 centesimo2 centesimi3 centesimi10 centesimi25 centesimi
Soldo coins 1 soldo5 soldi10 soldi15 soldi
Miscellaneous Bologna MintLuigi ManfrediniMilan MintVenice Mint

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