Quattrino: coin of Bologna (Papal States, Italy); 4 denari


Quattrino, 1610: Bologna (Papal States, Italy)

1 quattrino, 1610: Bologna (Papal States, Italy)

Ruler of the Papal States: Pope Paul V.

BONONIA DOCET: ancient motto of University of Bologna — "Bologna teaches" (nowadays this motto is used by the American collegiate social fraternity Kappa Sigma).

In Bologna (one of the most important cities in Italy) in 1088 was opened the world's oldest university (it is an educational institution with the status of "university").

Mint-made error: doubled die.

The figure of a lion (one of the elements of the great coat of arms of Bologna) with a flag (banner).

The coin has been issued in an almost unchanged design for over 150 years.

  • Copper: 20 mm - 2.77 g
  • Reference price: 10$

COIN QUATTRINO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. ITALIAN STATES, 14th-19th centuries (Papal States /Bologna, Fano, Ascoli, Ferrara, Foligno, Gubbio, Matelica, Ravenna…/, City of Ancona, Arezzo, Bozzolo, Castiglione delle Stiviere, Duchy of Castro, Duchy of Ferrara, Florence, Republic of Lucca, Duchy of Mantua, Duchy of Milan, Duchy of Mirandola, City of Pesaro, Principality of Piombino, Siena Republic, State of The Presidi, Kingdom of Etruria, Duchy of Urbino, Republic of Venice…): quattrino = 4 denari = 1/3 soldo

The name of the quattrino coin (plural: quattrini) translated from Italian means something like "one consisting of four" (Italian "quattro" — four). Initially, the value of the coin was 4 denari. It is also known about the issue of a coin in 2 quattrini — duetto.
The following purely Italian coin denominations can be placed in the same row as the sesino: trillina (3 denari), sesino (6 denari).