Naples and Sicily 1833 10 tornesi
This specimen is one of a type struck for the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies 1831-39. The SCWC notes that 240 tornesi = 6 tari = 1 piastra, where a piastra is roughly equal to a peso. This coin was worth 1/24 of a piastra; the denomination was struck 1819-59. The Bourbon dynasty, rulers of Naples since 1735, were evicted by Napoleon to make room for his brother Joseph in 1806 but returned in 1815. This type is very scarce in nice condition. This specimen was lot 1764 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (Irvine, July 2011).
Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.
Specification: 31.18 g, copper, 38 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 306 (formerly C148).
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