Papal States (1484-92) fiorino di camera Fr-26
This type was struck at Rome for pope Innocent VIII. A very similar but much rarer type exists from the Macerata mint (Fr-402). The fiorino (florin) was about 3% lighter than the ducat or zecchino. Friedberg records the first fiorino from 1475 and the last from the reign of Paul III (1534-49).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.39 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-26, Ber-497.
- 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.