1916, Portugal (Republic). Large Silver 1 Escudo Crown.
Mint Year: 1916
Denomination: 1 Escudo
Material: Silver (.835)
Obverse: Allegorical figure of the Portuguese Republic (or Lady Liberty) left, wearing Phrygian cap and corn-ear wreath.
Legend: REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA 1916
Reverse: Portugueze shield on globe within olive-wreath.
Legend: 1 ESCUDO
The First Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: Primeira República) spans a complex 16 year period in the history of Portugal, between the end of the period of constitutional monarchy marked by the 5 October 1910 revolution and the 28 May coup d'état of 1926. The last movement instituted a military dictatorship known asDitadura Nacional (national dictatorship) that would be followed by the corporatist Estado Novo (new state) regime of António de Oliveira Salazar.