A silver coin of Genoa issued in 1671, and of the value of one sixteenth of the Scudo. It obtains its name from the standing figure of St. John the Baptist, represented on one side of the coin.
The same name is given to a billon coin of the value of three Soldi struck at Correggio circa 1615 to 1630, on which was a seated figure of St. John the Abbot.
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)