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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)
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