Avignon (1362-70) florin Fr-29

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Avignon Fr 29 rev Tom F.jpg
from a CGB sale, ca. 2009
southeast France at the end of the Hundred Years War

This florin was minted in Avignon, in southern France, while the Popes (Urban V in this case) were in residence there while fleeing political turmoil in Rome. It is not rare but scarcer that contemporary Roman senatorial issues (Fr-2). The fleur-de-lys on the reverse is copied from the Florentine florin.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-29, Ber-201.

Source:

  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.

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