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1 Besa - Vittorio Emanuele III

Features

Country Italian Somaliland
(Somalia)
Type Pattern
Year 1909
Value 1 Besa (0.01 SOIR)
Composition Bronze
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# Pr1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Lettering:
VITTORIO·EMANVELE·III·RE·D' ITALIA
PROVA

Engraver: Luigi Giorgi

Luigi Giorgi or Evaristo Luigi Giorgi (Lucca, 1848 - Rome, August 20, 1912) was a goldsmith, engraver and Italian medalist. He was the chief engraver of the Royal Mint in Rome and the first director-teacher of the School of Medal Art. He is known for his engravings of Italian coins as well as various Chinese patterns.

Reverse

Lettering:
بلاد الصومال الايطاليانية
١
بيزا
1 BESA
1909
SOMALIA ITALIANA

Engraver: Luigi Giorgi

Luigi Giorgi or Evaristo Luigi Giorgi (Lucca, 1848 - Rome, August 20, 1912) was a goldsmith, engraver and Italian medalist. He was the chief engraver of the Royal Mint in Rome and the first director-teacher of the School of Medal Art. He is known for his engravings of Italian coins as well as various Chinese patterns.

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