- any of various gold or silver coins, of various Italian states, issued from the late 16th through the early 19th centuries.
Origin of scudo
Examples from the Web for scudo
Historical Examples of scudo
Not one scudo would I take under the price that I have named.Won by the Sword
A scudo is a dollar, and a dollar has five francs, so that I wanted a thousand francs.A Roman Singer
F. Marion Crawford
A scudo has a particularly accelerating effect on the movements of Roman officials.Flora Adair, Vol. 1 (of 2)
A. M. Donelan
My old beggar-woman was forgotten, and I had determined to devote my scudo to the purchase of the silk cravat for my brother.Goethe and Schiller
He is very charitable, and gives a great many pensions of a scudo a day to poor individuals of the mezzoceto class.Story of My Life, volumes 1-3
Augustus J. C. Hare
- any of several former Italian coins
Word Origin for scudo
old Italian silver coin, Italian, literally "shield" (in reference to the device it bore), from Latin scutum (see hide (n.1)).