- The de Socio Coin -

120 Grana

60 Grana

Same as above but smaller.

Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
120 and 60 Grana coin; de Socio Princeps; 1748 and 1747 (respectively)
FRONT: Personification of the river Sebeto, holding a shovel, reclining. Mt. Vesuvius in background.
BACK: Coat of Arms of the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.


On page 292 of the book Coins of the World 1750-1850 by W.D. Craig, Western Publishing Company, Inc., a description of the "De Socio" coin is as follows:

NAPLES and SICILY (Kingdom of the Two Sicilies)

The foot and shank of Italy's boot and the adjacent island of Sicily. Founded 1131. The kingdom was wrested from Austria by Don Carlos of Bourbon, son of Philip V of Spain, in 1733-34. In 1735 Carlos was recognized as king of Naples and Sicily. The two parts used the same money of account, but the grana, carlini and tari of Naples were each worth two Sicilian ones. Coin for Naples alone, or for the entire kingdom, are listed here:

Copper; 120 grani coin and the smaller 60 grani coin. Both: [Front:] Poseidon re-clines holdng shovel. Mt. Vesuvius in background. [Back:] Bourbons of Spain Coat of Arms. Inscription around the coat of arms: HISP. INFANS &; CAR:D:G:REX NEA.


Hisp : Infans etc Carolus Deo Gratia Rex Neapolis.
Charles, son of the King of Spain, for God's grace King of Naples.

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