The scudo was the name for a number of coins used in Italy until the 19th century. The name, like that of the French écu and the Spanish and Portuguese escudo, was derived from the Latin scutum ("shield"). From the 16th century, the name was used in Italy for large silver coins.
On the obverse is a double eagle behind a shield. On the reverse is a cross tipped with flames and crowns. Very RARE in mint state!