Another name for the Lira struck at Genoa during the eighteenth century. The obverse has a figure of the Madonna and on the reverse is a crowned shield supported by two griffins. There is a corresponding doppia Madonnina and mezza Madonnina.
In Bologna a silver coin of the value of six Bolognini received the same name. It was issued in the sixteenth century under Papal rule.
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)