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See also: Scudo
- (historical) The former monetary unit of Italy, Bolivia and Malta during the 18th and 19th century.
scudo m (plural scudi)
- shield, specifically:
- A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body.
- (by extension) Anything that protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
- (figuratively) One who protects or defends.
- (heraldry) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms.
- (geology) A large expanse of exposed stable Precambrian rock.
- (numismatics) Used to designate various monetary units, specifically:
- (historical) A gold or silver coin minted in Italy bearing the image of a shield; scudo
- (historical, by extension) Any similar coin of non-Italian mintage; écu, escudo
- (historical) A silver coin minted in Italy valued at 5 lira. [18th c. – c. 1918]
- (historical, Rome) A 5000-lira banknote.
- (Rome) A 5-euro banknote.