Genoa 2 Scudi

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by doppeltaler, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. doppeltaler

    doppeltaler Well-Known Member

    I finally added a Genoa 2 Scudi into my multiple sized crown collection. This one is a thick piece of Silver weighs at 75g.

    Ornate cross with cherub heads and wings in angels, reverse with Madonna and Child on the cloud.

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    PCGS True view, I think the coin looks much better in hand.

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    This is from my book Large size silver coins of the world by John S Devenport and TYGE Sondergaard. Just imagine to hold a 10 Scudi at 382 grams.

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Wow. Very handsome. Quite cherub-heavy, ain't it? I like that. Wonderful design.

    Can't say as how I've ever seen the Virgin Mary armed with a sword before, though.

    Look out! She almost impaled that cherub on the left! :nailbiting:
     
  4. doppeltaler

    doppeltaler Well-Known Member

    Lol, the scepter does look like a sword.
     
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Ohhhh.... OK, yeah, looking closer now, I see it is more scepter-ish. I'm relieved. Warlike Madonna jabbing cherubs was a rather disconcerting image!
     
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  6. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Wow, quite a big and beautiful coin! Thanks for sharing :)
     
  7. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    Large ornate coin, later in the 1800's Genova 5 Lire silver crowns (Scudi) were only 25 grams. That coin is heavier than 3 of the later crowns.
     
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  8. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    That's a great coin. I wonder how many of those 10 Scudos have survived. Thanks for sharing the chart.
     
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    10 scudi must have been like a manhole cover. Or a pizza plate, at least. ;)
     
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