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Live auction - fwo_522711 - ERITREA - KINGDOM OF ITALY - UMBERTO I 1 Lire 1896 Rome

ERITREA - KINGDOM OF ITALY - UMBERTO I 1 Lire 1896 Rome AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 18:38:19
Type : 1 Lire
Date: 1896
Mint name / Town : Roma
Quantity minted : 1500000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 835 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : UMBERTO I RE D’ITALIA. 1896.
Obverse description : Son buste couronné à droite ; signé au-dessous SPERANZA.
Obverse translation : (Humbert Ier roi d’Italie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COLONIA ERITREA // R.
Reverse description : L. 1 ; au dessus de deux palmes.

Historical background


ERITREA - ITALY UNITED - I HUMBERT

(20/01/1878-29/07/1900)

Humbert (1844-1900) is the son of Victor Emmanuel II and Marie-Adelaide of Habsburg. He succeeded his father in 1878. He married his cousin Margaret of Savoy (1851-1926). He was assassinated by Gaétan Bresci July 29, 1900. Under his reign, Italy embarked on colonial adventure. In 1885, the Italian occupied part of East Africa - these territories were later incorporated into the colony of Eritrea - and established a protectorate in Somalia. Severe defeat of the Italians of Adwa in 1896 by the troops of Emperor Menelik II compelled to recognize the independence of Ethiopia.

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