He and another bidder battled until Nicolo finally won the paintings for 45,000 lire—around $32.
For these services he was created duke of Gaeta by the king, and was assigned a pension of 10,000 lire by parliament.
That was the best wine in their cellar, and cost ten lire a bottle.
She saw that it was the blackmailing letter Cesare had received from the Neapolitan secret society, demanding two thousand lire.
"Thank you," said Hermione to Fabiano, giving him a couple of lire.
There was Annina Giannini; she had five thousand lire, and more to come, and now she is married to a doctor in Lucca.
The Aquila Verde would shelter and feed her for six lire a day.
Too obviously repaired; still, if Signore Ripollo would take three hundred lire for it, the thing might be worth picking up.
I owe you the incredible amount of one hundred thousand lire.
The tops cost you only ten lire, and you have sold them for twenty times as much.