Avignon (1362-70) florin Fr-29

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Avignon Fr 29 rev Tom F.jpg
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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