Weight: 3.52 g
Diameter: 19 mm
First minting: 1189
Last minting: 1532
Symbol: quattro travi verticali e 1 orizzaontale
Incredible little gold Florin from Florence, rare on the market as well as in this quality
Description: Large fleur-de-lis in full bloom
Title: + FLOR-ENTIA.
Description: Saint John the Baptist standing facing frontwards, haloed, bearded, dressed in his animal skin, stretching out his right hand and holding a cruciform sceptre with ball.
Title: . S. IOHA-NNES. B .
Translation: Saint John the Baptist
Florence and Genoa were the first two Italian cities in 1252 to re-mint gold in the West. Previously, Frederick II of Hohenstaufen (1197-1250) had minted, in Sicily and southern Italy, gold Taris and especially Augustales and Half-Augustales. The gold Fiorino and the gold Genevino, which were practically pure gold (23 2/3 kt), had a theoretical weight of 3.50 g and quickly became the currencies used for international trade. The Florin of Florence ran for 10 Soldi. In 1284, Venice created the Sequin which had the same weight and fineness. The first French gold coin, the Saint-Louis Ecu d'or, created in 1266, was inspired by the Florin of Florence, although heavier (around 4.00 g).
- Italië, Florence
- Nominale waarde 2
- Repubblica (1189-1532) -
- Florin d'or