5 Lira Italian city-states Silver

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Issue year(s):
1848



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1848, Italy, Lombardy (Provisional Government). Large Silver 5 Lire Coin.

Mint Year: 1848

Mint Place: Milan
Denomination: 5 Lira
Reference: Davenport 206, KM 22
Weight: 24.98gm
Diameter: 37mm
Material: Silver


Obverse: Togate standing Lombardia (or Tyche) wearing turreted crown, looking right, spear in right hand. Star above.
Legend: ITALIA LIBERA DI LOMBARDIA 1848
Exergue: M (Milan Mint)


Reverse: Denomination (“5 LIRE ITALIANE”) within wreath.
Legend: GOVERNO PROVISORIO DI LOMBARDIA 1848




The Five Days of Milan was a major event in the First Italian War of Independence, in which the population of Milan, northern Italy, rebelled against the Austrian occupation forces.


Almost simultaneous with the popular uprisings of 1848 in the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, on 18 March that year, the city of Milan also rose. This was the first evidence of how effective popular initiative, guided by those in the Risorgimento, was able to influence Charles Albert of Sardinia.


The Austrian garrison at Milan was well-equipped and commanded by an experienced general, Josef Radetzky, who – despite being over 80 years old – was energetic and rigid, the true expression of Austrian military severity. Radetzky had no intention of yielding to the uprising.


However, the whole city fought throughout the streets, raising barricades, firing from windows and roofs, and urging the rural population to join them. They formed a provisional government of Milan presided over by the podestà, Gabrio Casati and a council of war under Carlo Cattaneo. Resistance was organised with intelligence and decision. The Martinitt (orphanage children) worked heroically as message-runners to all parts of the town.


Radetzky saw the difficulty of resisting in the city centre, under siege with his force, but – afraid of being attacked by the Piedmontese army and peasants from the countryside – preferred to withdraw. On the evening of 22 March 1848, the Austrians withdrew towards the “Quadrilatero” (the fortified zone made up of the four cities of Verona, Legnago, Mantua and Peschiera del Garda), taking with them several hostages arrested at the start of the uprising. Meanwhile, the rest of Lombard and Venetic territory was free.


In memory of these days, the official newspaper of the temporary government was born, called simply Il 22 marzo (the 22nd March), which began publication on 26 March at the Palazzo Marino under the direction of Carlo Tenca. A monument to the uprising by the sculptor Giuseppe Grandi was also built, at what is now Porta Vittoria.


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CoinWorldTV 1848, Italy, Lombardy (Provisional Government). Large Silver 5 Lire Coin. XF- Mint Year: 1848 Mint Place: Milan Denomination: 5 Lira Reference: Davenport 206, KM 22.1. Condition: Scratches in fields, otherwise a nicely toned XF+ Weight: 24.92gm Diameter: 37mm Material: ...

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CoinWorldTV 1848, Italy, Lombardy (Provisional Government). Large Silver 5 Lire Coin. XF-AU! Mint Year: 1848 Mint Place: Milan Denomination: 5 Lira Reference: Davenport 206, KM 22.1. Condition: Tiny contact marks and scratches in fields, otherwise a nice XF-AU! Weight: 24.99gm Diam ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-11-21
Haus Habsburg5 Lire 1848, Mailand. Stern näher an Krone. Herinek 4, Jaeger/Jaeckel 277, Davenport 206, Gigante 3. Seltene Variante. Sehr schön +

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-11-17
Italien-Lombardei und Venetien, Provisorische Regierung 5 Lire 1848, Mailand. Geprägt während des Aufstandes in Mailand. Davenport 206, Pagani 213. Winzige Randfehler und Kratzer, fast vorzüglich

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CoinWorldTV 1848, Italy, Lombardy (Provisional Government). Large Silver 5 Lire Coin. XF-AU! Mint Year: 1848 Mint Place: Milan Denomination: 5 Lira Reference: Davenport 206, KM 22.1. Condition: Cleaned long ago (lightly smoothed fields), otherwise a nice XF-AU! Weight: 24.98gm Diam ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-09-02
ITALIEN Mailand Governo Provvisorio di Lombardia, 1848. 5 Lire 1848. 24.92 g. Pag. 213. Dav. 206. Vorzüglich-sehr schön.

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