10 Lire - Vittorio Emanuele III

Features

Issuer Italian Somaliland (Somalia)
King Victor Emmanuel III (1900-1941)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1925
Value 10 Lire (10)
Currency Lira (1925-1938)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 12 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 29421
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 8
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 the king with crown and royal robe facing right. The engraver’s signature is along the bottom of the bust, with the mintmark below it.

Lettering:
VITTORIO EMANVELE III RE D'ITALIA
A·MOTTI
R

Translation:
Vittorio Emanuele III King of Italy
A·Motti
R

Engraver: Attilio Silvio Motti

Attilio Silvio Motti (1867, Alessandria - 1935) was an Italian sculptor, engraver, and medallist. He trained at the Academy of Art in Nice, and taught engraving at the School of the Art of the Medal in Rome. He was chief engraver of the Italian Mint from 1913 until his death.

Reverse

The crowned coat of arms of Italian Somaliland (a leopard above with two six-pointed stars below) divides value and legend. The date is below the coat of arms.

Lettering:
SOMALIA ITALIANA
L. 10
1925

Translation:
Italian Somalia
L. 10
1925

Engraver: Attilio Silvio Motti

Attilio Silvio Motti (1867, Alessandria - 1935) was an Italian sculptor, engraver, and medallist. He trained at the Academy of Art in Nice, and taught engraving at the School of the Art of the Medal in Rome. He was chief engraver of the Italian Mint from 1913 until his death.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

R Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1925 R 100 000

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