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1940 Italy 10 Centesimi coin pendant Savoy shield Rome Florence Milan Pisa Matera Sorrento Trento Capri Bari Cinque Terre World War 2 WWII n000547

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Italy 10 Centesimi {1939-1943} 45S

aluminium-bronze version

Vittorio Emanuele III

front: crowned Savoy coat of arms superimposed on a fasces, with an ear of wheat on the left and oak leaves on the right.

The House of Savoy (Italian: Casa Savoia) is one of the oldest royal families in the world, being founded in 1003 in the historical Savoy region. Through gradual expansion, it grew from ruling a small county in that region to the attainment of the rank of king (of Sicily) in 1713.

Through its junior branch, the House of Savoy-Carignano, it led the unification of Italy in 1861 and ruled the Kingdom of Italy from 1861 until 1946 and, briefly, the Kingdom of Spain in the 19th century. The Savoyard kings of Italy were Victor Emmanuel II, Umberto I, Victor Emmanuel III, and Umberto II. The last monarch ruled for a few weeks before being deposed following the Constitutional Referendum of 1946, after which the Italian Republic was proclaimed.

C. 10
1940 XVIII

back: Head of King Vittorio Emanuele II

Lettering: VITT·EM·III ·RE·E·IMP·

Engraver: Giuseppe Romagnoli

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Aluminium-bronze coin
• diameter: 22.5 mm
• weight: 4.9 g

• 24” brass ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo} 

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