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1791 NGC XF 40 Naples Zodiac Piastra 120 Grana Italy Silver Commemorative Coin (19120101C)

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  • Naples and Sicily Ferdinand IV silver piastre or 120 grana (= 1 piastra) coin.
  • Certified by NGC to XF 40.
  • Davenport 1408, KM68.
  • Commemorative issue for the return of Ferdinand IV to Naples.
  • Obverse: Portraits of Ferdinand IV of Naples and Maria Carolina of Austria, king and queen of Naples conjoined to right, Legend: FERDINANDVS IV.ET M.CAROLINA VNDIQ.FELICES P. (Translation: Ferdinand IV and Maria Carolina happy everywhere)
  • Engraver: Domenico Perger 
  • Reverse: Sun with rays, four zodiacal signs (Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn) and a terrestrial globe centered on Italy. The zodiacal signs represent the months after the King and Queen left Naples for the royal family's visit to Vienna, symbolizing the wait of Naples people for the return of their sovereign.  Legend: SOLI REDUCI (Translation: To the sun that returns) A.P. M. 1791
  • Maria Carolina of Austria was an Austrian archduchess, the thirteenth child of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I (and older sister of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France), she married Ferdinand as part of an Austrian alliance with Spain, where Ferdinand's father was king.
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