A partial silver denomination set from Vittorio Emmanuele III
Primarily a partial silver denomination set from the years of Vittorio Emmanuele III.
The King was an avid numismatist and coin collector with a collection of nearly 100,000 coins spanning from the fall of the Roman Empire to the modern times. Upon his exile in 1946, the vast majority of the coins reverted to the people of Italy, with the King retaining the House of Savoy coins. After the death of his son and heir the coins returned to Italy to join the remainder of the collection at the National Museum in Rome.
The King reportedly had a great fondness for the neo-classical designs, which were reflected on the coinage of his era, and were similarly seen on the coins of Albania which were designed and (mostly) minted in Italy.