This is the Worldwide Numismatics Website!

This is a modest collection of second millennium gold coins of Sardinia from the 19th Century

Click the thumbnail picture to see a larger version of the picture, then use your browser BACK button to return to the original page you were viewing.


KINGDOM

Sardinia 1826 20L.jpg (46708 bytes)

20 Lire -  1826

C-106.1 - 6,45 g - 20,8mm

0,900 fine Au

Edge - F.E.R.T.

Mintage - 0,144M

The obverse features a bust of King Carlo Felice (b1765-d1831) with the Latin legend CAR-FELIX D-G SAR-CYR-HIER (CARLO FELICE BY GRACE OF GOD KING OF SARDINIA, CYPRUS, AND JERUSALEM) with the designer's initials A.L. on the bottom of the bust and the date 1826 below.  The reverse has the royal arms encircled with the Latin legend DUX-SAB-GENVAE ET-MONTISF-PRINCP-PED (Duke of Savoy, Genova, and Montferrat, prince of Piedmont). The denomination L. 20 is at centre bottom and is flanked by the eagle head mintmark (for Turin) on the right and the mintmaster's initial L within a diamond (for Fellipo Lavy).  The edge marking "F.E.R.T." stands for "Fortitudo ejus Rhodum tenuit" (his firmness guarded Rhodes), a tribute to Amadeus the Great (b.1249), the founder of the dynasty of Savoy. In 1310 he helped during the siege of Rhodes by the Saracens.


Sardinia 1851 20L.JPG (11049 bytes)

20 Lire -  1851-T

C-126.1 - 6,45 g - 20,8mm

0,900 fine Au

Mintage - 0,163M

The obverse features a bust of King Vittorio Emmanuele II (b1820-d1878) with the Latin legend VICTOR EMMANVEL II D-G SAR-CYR-HIER (VITTORIO EMMANUELE II BY GRACE OF GOD KING OF SARDINIA, CYPRUS, AND JERUSALEM) with the date 1851 below.  The reverse has the royal arms of Savoy which is composed of a central escutcheon decorated with a silver cross on red background, with the royal crown on the top. The escutcheon is surrounded by the the pendant collar of  the Order of the Holiest Annunciation (Ordine della Santissima Annunziata). The order was one of greatest chivalric orders of all times. It was established in 1362 by Amedeo VI of Savoy (b1334-d1383). The collar is composed of a series of knots, symbolizing unity, and roses. The arms are encircled with the Latin legend DUX-SAB-GENVAE ET-MONTISF-PRINCP-PED (Duke of Savoy, Genova, and Montferrat, prince of Piedmont). The denomination L. 20 is at centre bottom and is flanked by the eagle head mintmark (for Turin) on the right and and a script T to the left.


If you want to return to the the main page, please click here - Main

If you want to return to the home page, please click here - Home