was the currency of the Duchy of Milan
until 1796. It was subdivided into 6 lire
, each of 20 soldi
or 240 denari
. It was equal to the Conventionsthaler
. It was replaced by the lira of the Cispadane Republic
, with Cispadanian lira equal to the Milanese. This in turn was replaced in 1797 by the lira of the Cisalpine Republic
, followed by the French franc
in 1802. In 1816, the Lombardy-Venetia scudo
was introduced, also equal to the Conventionsthaler.
In the late 18th century, silver coins circulated in denominations of 5 soldi, ½, 1 and 1½ lire, ½ and 1 scudo. Gold coins were also struck in denominations of 1 zecchino
, ½ and 1 sovrano
, and 1 doppia
. The Cispadane Republic issued gold 20 lire coins, whilst the Cisalpine Republic issued silver 30 soldi and 1 scudo coins.