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Live auction - fwo_516545 - ITALY - FLORENCE - REPUBLIC Florin d'or, 13e série 1395-1409 Florence

ITALY - FLORENCE - REPUBLIC Florin d or, 13e série 1395-1409 Florence VF
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 670 €
Maximum bid : 680 €
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 18:30:59
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Florin d'or, 13e série
Date: 1395-1409
Mint name / Town : Florence
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,47 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie est frappée sur un flan voilé mais régulier. Elle présente une usure importante de circulation
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + FLOR-ENTIA.
Obverse description : Grande fleur de lis épanouie.
Obverse translation : (Florence).

Reverse


Reverse legend : .S. IOHA-NNES. B (MM).
Reverse description : Saint Jean-Baptiste debout de face, nimbé, barbu, vêtu de sa peau de bête, tendant la main droite et tenant un sceptre cruciforme bouleté.
Reverse translation : (Saint Jean-Baptiste).

Commentary


La marque placée au revers (écu surmonté d’un point) est le symbole d'un magistrat monétaire en fonction entre 1395 et 1409, Vanni di Niccolo di Ricovero.

Historical background


ITALY - FLORENCE - REPUBLIC

(1189-1531)

Florence and Genoa in 1252 were the first two Italian cities retyped gold in the West. Previously, Frederick II of Hohenstaufen (1197-1250) was minted in Sicily and southern Italy, the tariff of gold and especially Augustales and half Augustales. Gold and Fiorino d'oro genevino which were virtually pure gold (23 2/3 carats) had a theoretical weight of 3.50 g and very quickly became the currencies used in international trade. The florin of Florence ran for 10 soldi. In 1284, Venice created the sequin that weighed the same weight and had the same title. The first French gold coin, the gold of St. Louis, created in 1266 ECU was inspired by the Florentine florin although heavier (ie 4.00 g).

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