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The scudo (pl. scudi) was the name for a number of coins used in various states in the Italian peninsula until the 19th century. The name, like that of the French écu and the Spanish and Portuguese escudo, was derived from the Latin scutum ("shield"). From the 16th century, the name was used in Italy for large silver coins. Sizes varied ...
Italy started fighting as an ally of France and the UK, but Italian soldiers did not know whom to shoot. In Northern Italy, a movement called Resistenza started to fight against the German invaders. On April 25, 1945, much of Italy became free, while Mussolini tried to make a small Northern Italian fascist state called the Republic of Salò.
Anche nella Firenze del Trecento il soldo valeva la ventesima parte della lira e occorrevano dodici denari per fare un soldo. Con il passare del tempo si svalutò e venne coniata prima in biglione e dal XVIII secolo in rame. Nel Granducato di Toscana di Leopoldo II nel XIX secolo il soldo era la moneta che valeva 3 quattrini.