One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A coin, typically made of silver, formerly used in various Italian states.
- ‘For the decade of 1616 to 1625, which he spent in Rome, Fano, and Bologna, documented payments for oil paintings total about 3,000 scudi.’
- ‘By different standards, however, even those early sums of 1 1/2 and 8 scudi were by no means meager.’
- ‘During the 1630s, he spent 57 percent of his income on running his unusually complex household and extended-family business, for which expenses amounted to about 840 scudi a year.’
- ‘According to the contract each sculptor was to be paid 150 scudi per statue.’
- ‘In Venice that year, some canvas cost only a fourth of a scudo a meter.’
- ‘That was the equivalent of half the total annual papal income of 2,500,000 scudi.’
- ‘The Florentine painter Giovan Battista Vanni was paid 200 scudi for his copy of the Bacchanal of the Andrians.’
Italian, from Latin scutum ‘shield’.
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