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Scudo

 

an old Italian gold or silver coin. In modern Italy, a five-lira coin is sometimes called a scudo.

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For example, Galileo Galilei received a yearly stipend of 1,000 scudi from the grand-duke in 1610 (Boorstin 1983: 321), and Biagioli (1993:104) noted that Galileo's pay was the equivalent of what was payed to the highest court official and at least three times the pay received by the best artists and engineers.
116) This ordination title or patrimony stood at 45 scudi a year until 1777, when it was nearly doubled to 80 scudi.
To cite merely the most egregious instance, in a mere six-year pontificate, Pius IV distributed 334,000 gold scudi from the papal treasury to members of his family, for various purposes unrelated to the provision of church services.
The first chapter traces the growth of the Peretti family wealth and details Montalto 's titles, income, residences, and art, as well as his expenditures and charitable outlay, including the annual sum of 12,000 scudi he gave Pope Paul V.
Be it decreed that no one of whatever status, condition or rank can anywhere in the town or state of Siena practise the art of medicine or the functions pertaining to physic by selling, prescribing, producing, applying or administering any remedy of whatever kind, whether internal or external, unless he has received true and unconditional faculty and authority in writing from our College and the present and future protophysician and counsellors nominated by it, penalty twenty-five scudi, however much he has offended.
Sometimes it's hard to remember that we have other animals here,'' said spokeswoman Kina Scudi.
English bass-baritone Andrew Shore was endearing as Dulcamara, and Shore and Power created a marvellous blend of voices in their Act Two duet, "Vendi scudi.
He heard the whine ring out from the servants' quarters--"ten scudi for Luigi
E il caso degli scudi degli eroi studiati da Juan Carlos D'Amico, le cui superfici arricchite di immagini metaforiche evocanti profezie ed ekphrasis dinastiche forniscono uno sguardo sulle vicende future.
The reason for the change is simple: for each hardstone cameo Saulini charged 828 scudi (between 184 [pounds sterling] and 176 [pounds sterling]) and for shell 80 scudi (17 [pounds sterling]).
Durante la notte pero Andriana lo sveglia e gli propone di aiutarla a prelevare dal dito di una "giovine dama" che e stata seppellita proprio quel giorno in una tomba della chiesa "un anello coi diamanti che vale almeno mille scudi.
And adding everything up his total costs would come to twenty scudi, but if it would be eight for each forme then it would be forty.