1 Soldo Italy Copper

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1808

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1808, Italy, Kingdom of Napoleon. Large Copper Soldo Coin

Condition: VF Mint Year: 1808 Denomination: Soldo Mint Place: Milan (M) Reference: KM-3.2. R! Weight: 10.58gm Material: Copper Diameter: 27mm

Obverse: Head of Napoleon I as  Emperor of France and King of Italy, left. Date, flanked by privy marks below. Legend: NAPOLEONE IMPERATORE E RE (oak-twig) 1808 (candle-holder)

Reverse: Crown of the Kingdom of Italy, surrounded by legend. Value and mint mark of Milan (M) below. Legend: REGON D'´ITALIA / SOLDO / M

The kingdom of Italy was an artificial entity established by Napoleon as a buffer state against Austria. It consisted of Lombardy, Venetia, Modena, and Ancona of the Papal States. The actual ruler was Eugene de Beauharnais, stepson of Napoleon and viceroy of the kingdom.

Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the history of Europe. He was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic and Emperor of the First French Empire.

Born in Corsica and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France, he rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, Napoleon staged a coup d’etat and installed himself as First Consul; five years later he crowned himself Emperor of the French. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, he turned the armies of France against every major European power and dominated continental Europe through a series of military victories – epitomised in battles such as Austerlitz and Friedland. He maintained France’s sphere of influence by the formation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French client states.

The French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point in Napoleon’s fortunes. His Grande Armee was wrecked in the campaign and never fully recovered. In 1813, the Sixth Coalition defeated his forces at Leipzig, invaded France and exiled him to the island of Elba. Less than a year later, he returned and was finally defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Napoleon spent the last six years of his life under British supervision on the island of Saint Helena, where he died in 1821. The autopsy concluded he died of stomach cancer though Sten Forshufvud and other scientists in the 1960s conjectured that he had been poisoned with arsenic.

Napoleon developed few military innovations, drew his tactics from different sources and scored major victories with a modernised French army. His campaigns are studied at military academies the world over and he is widely regarded as one of history’s greatest commanders. While considered a tyrant by his opponents, he is remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic code, which laid the administrative foundations for much of Western Europe.


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Posted by: anonymous  2021-12-15
1808, Italy, Kingdom of Napoleon. Large Copper Soldo Coin. (VF) Milan mint! Condition: VF Mint Year: 1808 Denomination: Soldo Mint Place: Milan (M) Reference: KM-3.2. R! Weight: 10.58gm Material: Copper Diameter: 27mm Obverse: Head of Napoleon I as Emperor of France and King of Italy, ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2014-09-04
1813, Italy, Kingdom of Napoleon. Large Copper Soldo Coin. VF++ Mint Year: 1813 Condition: VF++ Denomination: Soldo Mint Place: Milan (M) Reference: KM-3.2. R! Diameter: 27.2mm Material: Copper Weight: 10.31gm Obverse: Head of Napoleon I. as french Emperor and King of Italy, le ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2014-09-04
1809, Italy, Kingdom of Napoleon. Large Copper Soldo Coin. Milan mint! Condition: VF Mint Year: 1809 Denomination: Soldo Mint Place: Milan (M) Reference: KM-3.2. R! Weight: 10.21gm Material: Copper Diameter: 27mm Obverse: Head of Napoleon I. as french Emperor and King of Italy, ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2021-09-22
1808, Italy, Kingdom of Napoleon. Large Copper Soldo Coin. (VF) Milan mint! Condition: VF Mint Year: 1808 Denomination: Soldo Mint Place: Milan (M) Reference: KM-3.2. R! Weight: 10.58gm Material: Copper Diameter: 27mm Obverse: Head of Napoleon I as Emperor of France and King of Italy, ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2017-01-29
1811, Italy, Kingdom of Napoleon. Large Copper Soldo Coin. Milan mint! Mint Year: 1811 Denomination: Soldo Condition: A nice VF! Mint Place: Milan (M) Reference: KM-3.2. R! Weight: 10.29gm Material: Copper Diameter: 27mm Obverse: Head of Napoleon I. as french Emperor and King of ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-01-16
1812, Italy, Kingdom of Napoleon. Large Copper Soldo Coin. VF Mint Year: 1812 Denomination: Soldo Mint Place: Milan (M) Reference: KM-3.2. R! Condition: A few edge hits, otherwise VF. Material: Copper Weight: 10.05gm Diameter: 27mm Obverse: Head of Napoleon I. as french Empero ...

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