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DELTA NAPOLEON BONAPARTE 1K BLUE FOUNTAIN PEN N81152

DELTA  NAPOLEON BONAPARTE 1K BLUE FOUNTAIN PEN N81152
DELTA NAPOLEON BONAPARTE 1K BLUE FOUNTAIN PEN N81152


 
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N81152 - Napoleon Limited Edition Sterling Silver Piston Fill Fountain Pen- Blue

As the Italian Lira fades into history and the Euro becomes the standard of currency, Delta honors Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and King of Italy as the person responsible for today's single, European currency. Delta is proud to present a collection of spectacular limited edition writing instruments honoring a brilliant historical figure. The Lira was originally called the Libra. It was the Roman measurement of standard weight (325 grams or approximately 1 pound). Although Charlemagne transformed this into an abstract currency, it was Napoleon who envisioned a single currency for Europe. On May 6, 1807, Napoleon wrote to the King of Naples, "Brother, when you issue coins, I would like you to adopt the same valuations as in French money. In this way, there will be uniformity all over Europe which will be a great advantage for trade." The first Lira was coined in the Milan Mint in 1808.

Napoleon's efforts to create a common European currency died with him on the battlefield. The Lira became Italy's national currency after unification in 1860.
The Lira's recent demise marks the true unification of Europe and the realization of Napoleon's dream.

The fountain pens in this very special collection, feature the first piston filling system in Delta's history. Now serious pen enthusiasts can write a little world history of their own.


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