A silver coin, the twelfth part of the Ducato (q.v.), issued by Charles II of Anjou, King of Naples and Sicily (1285- 1309). It was also called Gigliato (q.v.), and the type was copied in the Florentine series. By an ordinance of April 20, 1818, the Carlino was made the tenth of the Du- cato and equal to one hundred Grani for Naples, or two hundred Baiocci for Sicily.
The Carlino of Bologna appeared under Clement VII (1523-1534), and was issued almost uninterruptedly until the middle of the seventeenth century.
In Malta the Carlino was struck in sil- ver of the value of half a Tarin as early as the middle of the sixteenth century; its value, however, was reduced, and under Raimondo Despuig (1736-1741) copper Carlini were issued.
See Also: Carlino
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)