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Live auction - fwo_728986 - ITALY - KINGDOM OF ITALY - VICTOR-EMMANUEL III 50 Lire 1912 Rome

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Estimate : 1 600 €
Price : 1 300 €
Maximum bid : 1 300 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 20:12:38
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : 50 Lire
Date: 1912
Mint name / Town : Roma
Quantity minted : 11230
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 16,15 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Rayures superficielles
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : VITTORIO - EMANVELE. III.
Obverse description : Buste de Victor-Emmanuel III à gauche en uniforme.
Obverse translation : (Victor-Emmanuel III).


Reverse legend : REGNO - D’ITALIA// LIRE/ 50.
Reverse description : L’Italie à droite derrière une charrue, à l’exergue : R 1912 * et signatures : E. BONINSEGNA M. et L. GIORGI INC.
Reverse translation : (royaume d’Italie).


Cette pièce fut frappée en conformité du décret du 5 mai 1910. Les seuls millésimes fabriqués sont 1910, 1912, 1926 et 1927.

Historical background



Victor Emmanuel III, born November 11, 1869, the son of Umberto I and Margherita of Savoy, son and grandson of Victor Emmanuel II. He married Helen of Montenegro, daughter of Nicolas I in 1896. After the assassination of his father by an anarchist in 1900, he ascended the throne. This king is known to have favored numismatists from 1910 publication of Corpus Nummorum Italicorum (CNI), bible collectors Italian currencies. During the First World War, Italy sides with the Allies in 1915, but suffered many defeats before stabilizing the front at Caporetto against the Austrians. Constitutional king, he is a hostage or accomplice fascists in 1922. Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) is the real head of the executive, the Duce. Agreements Lateran in 1929 put an end to sixty years of conflict with the Papacy. Emperor of Ethiopia after the invasion of this country by Italian troops in 1936 and King of Albania in 1939, he left out in the Second World War. After the Allied landings in Sicily and southern Italy, in a burst of energy, but it reverses Mussolini was forced into exile. He abdicated in favor of his son Umberto II in 1946 and died in Alexandria December 28, 1947.

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