Italy 2-LIRE (KM78a)
Italy 2-LIRE (KM78a)

Italy 2-LIRE (KM78a) Eagle

The republican eagle is clutching a fasces, which is a bundle of birch rods tied together as a cylinder around an ax. The term fascism descends from this term, and in fact the symbol on this coin was widely used in Fascist Italy.

The portrayal of the eagle on this coin is quite different from the one on the one lira coin. Both coins were issued in 1939 and 1940 only.


  • Diameter: 29 mm
  • Composition: Stainless Steel
  • CAT#: KM78a

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Reverse Legend


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