SARDINIA ITALY 20 LIRE VITTORIO EMANUELE II. In 1861 he became the first king of a united Italy since the 6th century. The Italians gave him the epithet "Padre della Patria" (Father of the Fatherland). 1867 oz actual Gold weight. Last issues before Italy became united in 1861.Obverse: Depicts the portrait of King Vittorio Emanuele II as the ruler of Sardinia. Reverse: Features the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sardinia within wreath. Victor Emmanuel II (Vittorio Emanuele Maria Alberto Eugenio Ferdinando Tommaso; 14 March 1820 9 January 1878) was King of Sardinia from 1849 until 17 March 1861, when he assumed the title King of Italy to become the first king of a united Italy since the 6th century, a title he held until his death in 1878. The Italians gave him the epithet Father of the Fatherland (Italian: Padre della Patria). All our items are 100% authentic and checked by Niton DXL Precious Metal Analyzer! We are located in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The item "1856 + 1858 Gold Sardinia Italy 20 Lire Vittorio Emanuele II Coins Genoa Mint" is in sale since Monday, June 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Gold". The seller is "midas-int" and is located in Tel-Aviv. This item can be shipped worldwide.