He and another bidder battled until Nicolo finally won the paintings for 45,000 lire—around $32.
For these services he was created duke of Gaeta by the king, and was assigned a pension of 10,000 lire by parliament.
The cost of a "calcarone" of about 500 tons capacity is 800 lire.
She saw that it was the blackmailing letter Cesare had received from the Neapolitan secret society, demanding two thousand lire.
That was the best wine in their cellar, and cost ten lire a bottle.
There was Annina Giannini; she had five thousand lire, and more to come, and now she is married to a doctor in Lucca.
"Thank you," said Hermione to Fabiano, giving him a couple of lire.
Too obviously repaired; still, if Signore Ripollo would take three hundred lire for it, the thing might be worth picking up.
The Aquila Verde would shelter and feed her for six lire a day.
The tops cost you only ten lire, and you have sold them for twenty times as much.