Avignon (1417-31) florin Fr-36
This florin was minted in Avignon, in southern France, while the Popes (Martin V in this case) were in residence there while fleeing political turmoil in Rome. It is scarce. Martin did not issue any coins in Rome but a rare ducat exists from Bologna.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-36.
- 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.
- Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.