The Gold Coin – Florin or Fiorini D’oro

Starting in 1252, Florin gold coin was minted in Florence, Italy. It was widely used and imitated throughout Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa until the 17th century. The gold coin was featured on one side with a lily and on the back the figure of John the Baptist with a total weight about 3.5 grams.

Date:
      1252, 17th Century
Location:
      Florence, Italy


Additional Information:

  • Florin – Wikipedia
    The Florentine florin was a coin struck from 1252 to 1533 with no significant change in its … The “fiorino d’oro” of the Republic of Florence was the first European gold coin struck in sufficient quantities to play a significant commercial role since …
  • Fiorino d’oro | coin | Britannica.com
    Other articles where Fiorino d’oro is discussed: coin: Italy and Sicily: …famous and profuse series of fiorini d’oro, or gold florins. The lily continued as the civic …

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