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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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Son fatti i cavi scudi e i voti usberghi nidi di cigni e di colombe alberghi".
The given value is the amount paid to the artist in silver scudi romani; in some cases, prices were converted from another currency (such as doubloons, gold scudi, livres tournois, Spanish real, and pound sterling).
There are many such two-currency accounts in the Della Casa/Guadagni partnership ledger (mentioned above); for instance, there are personal accounts in which entries are made in scudi (in the outer money column) and also in fiorini or life (in an inner money column).
9) Only Francisco Pacheco's Arte de Pintura of 1649, mentions Lavinia's payment of 1,000 gold scudi, but word of this lavish payment must have spread in Bolognese art circles.
The stairway of 138 steps was built with a French diplomat's bequeathed funds of 20,000 scudi (old Italian currency) in 1723, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the Holy See, hence the name.
In another letter, Giuliano adds that Leonor received the rather large sum of 500 scudi for her labours ("havendoli mandata la poliza delli 500 scudi per il segretario mostro di restar confusa di tanta benignita e cortesia," Sept.
When he came to know that cotton was selling at 5 scudi a rotolo, Don Giuseppe Zerafa demanded 8 tari more from Giovanni Maria Galea and refused to honor the agreement they had made earlier.
16) The annual amount of cloth produced was calculated by dividing the annual production value for the standard panno corsivo (coarse cloth) by the price of 30 scudi ("riducendo le rascie e panni larghi a panni corsivi come gia si costumava, ragionasi l'un panno per l'altro scudi trenta").
Pero was given his water, but in most cases it was sold for eighty scudi for a full uncia, forty lor a hall, and twenty for a fourth.
The treaty of Tolentino in 1797 included a promise of more treasures from the Vatican plus the sum of three hundred million scudi.
It depicts a lazzo (lazzo della bona religione) at the end of the scenario's first act, in which rogues disguise themselves as clergymen in order to steal fifty scudi from Zanni.
L'altra poi della cacciata donna ha bene piu del impossibile, ma come sola fra tante, si puo ben passare nel modo, che in un grande sborso fra molti belli, e pesanti scudi se ne passerebbe uno di bellissima lega, che non fosse al tutto di peso.