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A gold coin, common to a num- ber of the Italian states, which obtains its name from the Hungarian type of Matthias Corvinus, with the Virgin and Child.

At Parma it was issued by the Farnese family in the seventeenth century; at Cor- reggio by Camillo of Austria (1597-1605) ; at Tassarolo by Agostino Spinola (1604- 1616) and his successors; at Modena by Cesare d'Este (1597-1628) ; at Florence by Cosmo III (1670-1723), etc. The name of the coin is also written Ongaro.

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