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Live auction - fwo_469020 - ITALY - FLORENCE - REPUBLIC Florin d'or, 9e série 1347 Florence

ITALY - FLORENCE - REPUBLIC Florin d or, 9e série 1347 Florence XF/AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 1 050 €
Maximum bid : 1 060 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 18:42:39
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Florin d'or, 9e série
Date: 1347
Mint name / Town : Florence
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 986 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,5 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire frappé sur un flan régulier et bien centré de part et d’autre. La pièce est un tout petit peu voilée et présente deux coups sur la tranche. Patine homogène
Catalogue references :


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


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


La marque placée au revers (un coquelicot) est le symbole d'un magistrat monétaire, en l’occurence Nerone del Nero. Cette marque permet de situer la frappe de cette monnaie pendant la 9e série, entre 1332 et 1348, précisément en 1347.

Historical background



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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