Avignon (1417-31) florin Fr-36

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Avignon Fr-36 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 (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.

Source:

  • 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.

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