Get a handsome obsolete Italian 5 Lire coin, struck in 83.5% fine silver from 1926-1935, profiling King Vittorio Emanuele III, the last king of Italy, and an avid coin collector. The reverse features an eagle with spread wings, perched on a large fasces or bundle of rods with an axe, ancient Rome’s symbol of authority. The king’s support of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini during WWII lead to the abolishment of the monarchy by popular referendum in 1946. He died in exile in Egypt in 1947. Vittorio’s coin collection is housed at the National Museum of Rome. Add this fascinating silver lire to your world collection today!