Francis I, King of the Two Sicilies 1825-1830
Pagani 106; Pannuti-Riccio 4; MIR 474, PCGS-graded MS-63
Struck in relatively low relief, with pleasing surfaces and gold toning.
King of Naples and Sicily at the same time, Francis I mostly lived ever watchful of assassins, leaving the governing of his kingdoms to appoint governors. Wisely, he professed liberal ideas concerning a new constitution, and was spared the fate of many who had occupied his and similar thrones throughout Italian history.