Italy - Milan - 40 lire 1808 M Napoleon I - Gold

Description
Italy - Milan - 40 lire 1808 M Napoleon I - Gold
Extremely fine

Gold 40 Lire, 1808.

Mint: Milan.

Gold: 900‰

26 mm
Die axis: 6 o'clock
12.89 g

Edge inscription, in relief: "Dio protegge l'Italia"
XF/XF+


Obverse: Bare head of Napoleon I, facing left

Reverse: Shield, divided into five sections.


Two edge types exist in the 1808 coins: relief, or sunken.

Production began with the relief edge, which has the distinction of being struck on a lined background consisting of five horizontal threads.

Very quickly, the sunken edge replaced the relief edge.

Lot details
Country
Italy - Milan
Nominal Value
40 lire
Year/Period and Variation
1808 M Napoleon I
Precious metals
Gold
No. of items
1
Type
Coin
Condition
Extremely fine
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