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Information about currency: Sicilian Piastra

Currency nameSicilian Piastra
CountrySicily, Kingdom of
Dates1607 - 1815
System

1 Piastra = 12 Tari = 240 Grana

Description

The piastra was the distinct currency of the Kingdom of Sicily until 1815. In order to distinguish it from the piastra issued on the mainland Kingdom of Sicily (also known as the Kingdom of Naples), it is referred to as the "Sicilian piastra" as opposed to the "Neapolitan piastra". These two piastra were equal but were subdivided differently. The Sicilian piastra was subdivided into 12 tarì, each of 20 grana or 120 piccoli. The oncia was worth 30 tarì (2½ piastra).

In 1815, a single piastra currency was introduced for the Two Sicilies.

Currency Sicilian Piastra was used:
Country From To
Sicily, Kingdom of Sicilian Piastra 1607 1815