Luigino - Imitation in the name of Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans

Features

Country Marquisate of Arquata
(Italian states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1668-1669
Value 1 Luigino = 1/12 Scudo = 5 Soldi (1/12)
Currency Scudo (1641-1694)
Composition Silver (.348)
Weight 2.31 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References CNI II# 2-5,
Vittorio Emmanuele III di Savoia; 1911. Corpus Nummorum Italicorum / Volume 2. Piemonte – Sardegna : zecche d'oltremonti di Casa Savoia. Carlo Colombo, Rome, Italy.
KM# 3
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans facing right.

Lettering: PVLCRIOR · ETSI · NON · PRIMA

Reverse

Crowned coat of arms splitting date in the fields.

Lettering:
✿ DNS · DIRIGAT · · ET · PROTEGAT
16 69

Comments

King Louis XIII of France introduced a new silver denomination of 5 sols or 1/12 ecu in 1641, matching the 1 reale pieces circulating in the Ottoman Empire and the Levant. This denomination was imitated by various feudal lords (e.g. Dombes, Orange, Monaco, etc). The imitations of Dombes with the portrait of Princess Anne Marie Louise d´Orléans were in turn the model for the imitations of various Italian mints (mainly near Genova: Arquata, Fosdinovo, Loano, Tassarolo and Torriglia). These pieces were minted in large numbers for circulation in the Levant and got the name "Luigini" (after Louis XIII).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1668 A CNI-II #2; "DNS ♣ DIRIGAT"
1668 A CNI-II #3; "DNS · DIRIGAT"
1669 A CNI-II #4; "DNS ♣ DIRIGAT"
1669 A CNI-II #5; "DNS · DIRIGAT"

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