5 Franga Ari Zog I
|Period||First Republic (1925-1928)|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||5 Franga Ar - 25 Lek (25 ALK)|
|Currency||Old lek (1926-1965)|
|Orientation||Coin alignment ↑↓|
Dav ECT# 1
John Stewart Davenport; 1964. European Crowns and Talers Since 1800 (2nd edition in one volume of "European Crowns sinc). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
Cattle walking left towing plough while a man walks behind them. Value and mintmark below.
Head of King Zog I facing right
Lettering: AMET ZOGU
FERT was the motto of the house of Savoy, adopted by King Vittorio Amedeo II (1666-1732). It is thought to be an acronym, though what it stands for have been lost to time. Theories include:
1. Foedere Et Religione Tenemur (Latin, ‘treaty and religion bind us’)
2. Fortitudo Eius Rempublicam Tenet (Latin, ‘his bravery [or strength] preserves [or defends] the state’)
3. Fides Est Regni Tutela (Latin, ‘faith is the protector of [our] kingdom’)
Another theory suggests that it is in fact the Latin word fert, the third-person singular present active indicative of ferre (Meaning he/she/it suffers/bears), in reference to Jesus bearing the sins of the world.
Lettering: FERT FERT
|R||Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)|
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|1926 R||12%||KM#8.2; star below head|
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