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Live auction - fwo_419008 - ERITREA - KINGDOM OF ITALY - UMBERTO I Tallero ou 5 Lire 1891 Rome

ERITREA - KINGDOM OF ITALY - UMBERTO I Tallero ou 5 Lire 1891 Rome AU/AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 820 €
Maximum bid : 840 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:45:24
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tallero ou 5 Lire
Date: 1891
Mint name / Town : Roma
Quantity minted : 195999
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 40,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 28,13 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce tallero a été légèrement nettoyé puis s’est patiné
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : UMBERTO I RE D’ITALIA. 1891.
Obverse description : Son buste couronné à droite ; signé au-dessous SPERANZA.
Obverse translation : (Humbert Ier roi d’Italie).


Reverse legend : * COLONIA ERITREA */ * TALLERO *.
Reverse description : Aigle de Savoie déployé et couronné portant sur son poitrail l’écu de Savoie et dans ses pattes un sceptre et un bâton croisés tenant le Collier de la Vierge ; de part et d’autre la valeur faciale en lire, inscriptions en italien, arabe et araméen.
Reverse translation : (colonie d’Érythrée).


Ce type est frappé en 1891 et en 1896 seulement. Sur les pièces de tallero manque la lettre de l’atelier monétaire.

Historical background



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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