Tornese: coin from Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1817-1858)

TORNESE: COIN OF TWO SICILIES (ITALY)

1 tornese, 1840: Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

1 tornese, 1840: Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

Ruler: Ferdinand II (Sicilian: "Ferdinannu Carlu") — 3th King of the Two Sicilies.

TORNESE UNO: One tornese.

Large crown from Great Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

FERD. II. D. G REGNI VTR. SIC. ET HIER. REX: Ferdinand II by the Grace of God King of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and Jerusalem.

Portrait of young Ferdinand; star below.

  • Copper: 19 mm - 3 g
  • Reference price: 15$

COIN TORNESE — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF THE TWO SICILIES (1817-1858): tornese = 1/200 ducat = 1/2 grano
  2. KINGDOM OF NAPLES (16th-19th centuries): tornese = 1/240 piastra = 1/2 grano = 6 cavallo

The tornese coin took its name from the denier tournois, — the denier of Tours city (small medieval silver coin).