Bolognese lira
Years circulated



1/20 soldo



10 soldi, ₤5, ₤6, ₤10, ₤15[1]

The Bolognese lira was a currency used by the Cispadane Republic during its reign from 1796 to 1797 under Napoleon Bonaparte. It was subdivided into 20 soldi, which itself was divided into 12 denari; or 20 bolognini, divided into seven quattrini.[2] Some coins, such as the 10 soldi coin were known by a common name. Below is a list of these names:[3]


  1. This list is presumably incomplete.
  2. Woolf, Stuart (2003). Domestic Strategies: Work and Family in France and Italy, 1600-1800. Cambridge University Press. p. 69. ISBN 0521892333 ISBN 0521892333. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  3. Crowther, Victor (1999). The oratorio in Bologna (1650-1730). Oxford University Press. p. ix. ISBN 0198166354 ISBN 0198166354. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
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