ITALY. FLORENCE ( FIRENZE ). Republic, 1189-1532.
Gold Florin (Fiorino d’oro), 3.52 g., 19 mm., struck 1318 by mint master Catellino di Aldobrando.
Obv. Lily of Florence.
Rev. Saint John the Baptist, standing, facing, holding staff with cross and raising his right hand in benediction, sun with face (mintmaster symbol) above.
Bernocchi 1226; MIR 7/15; Biaggi 787; Friedberg 275.
Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 44 (20 November 2007), lot 463.
NGC graded MS 62, an exceptionally struck and detailed specimen of the early 14th century.