Tag: Italy (Middle Ages)
550 Years After Italy’s First Lira: Restriking Lira Tron
Italy’s first lira coin was Venice’s lira Tron. In a special ceremony in Venice lira Tron coins will be reminted with a historical coin press. This event is organized by the Italian organization “Celebrazioni della lira italiana”.
Medieval Money and Banking Between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea
Helmut Rizzolli has published a book for people who do not (yet) collect coins but are interested in them. Ursula Kampmann took a look at the work and concludes: why aren’t there more books like this?
King Money and Genoa’s Luxury
Genoa has played a major role in Italy’s history as a centre of commerce. Genoese coins testify of the many shifts, from Republic to monarchy, as rival of Pisa and under the dominion of Napoleon. An exhibition explores Genoa’s permanent supreme power: “King Money”.
Monetary Relations Between Switzerland and Italy in the Middle Ages
The proceedings of an international conference on the monetary circulation between Switzerland and Italy in the high Middle Ages have been published. The event was organized by the Circolo Numismatico Ticinese in 2018 and shed light on some crucial points.