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- n. anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region
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In 1835 Gregory XVI regulated the monetary system of the Pontifical States, establishing the scudo as the unit, and dividing it into 100 baiocchi, while the baiocco was divided into 5 quattrini (the quattrino, until 1591, had been equal to ¼ of a baiocco).
The scudo is equal to 5·3 lire in the monetary system of the Latin Union.