Gold 40 Lire, 1808.
Die axis: 6 o'clock
Edge inscription, in relief: "Dio protegge l'Italia"
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.
- Italy - Milan
- Nominal Value
- 40 lire
- Year/Period and Variation
- 1808 M Napoleon I
- Precious metals
- No. of items
- Extremely fine