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Genovino

A gold coin of Genoa introduced in the twelfth century. The type usually exhibits a gateway on the obverse, and a cross on the reverse, with the inscription CONRADVX REX ROMANO. There exist halves, thirds (Terzaroli), and quarters, the latter receiving the name of Quartarola. The Genovino di Oro remained as the current gold coin in Genoa until the termination of the Sforza dynasty.

The Genovino di Argento dates from the sixteenth century and was of the same value approximately as the Scudo.


Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)
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