FLORENCE GOLD FLORIN ( FIORINO D’ORO ) – EXCEPTIONAL ISSUE OF 1252-1260 WITH PELLET PYRAMID MINTMASTER SYMBOL – MS 61 NGC GRADED ITALY ITALIAN COIN (Inv. 11992)
ITALY. FLORENCE ( FIRENZE ). Republic, 1189-1532.
Gold Florin (Fiorino d’oro), 3.56 g., 20 mm., struck 1252-1260.
Obv. Lily of Florence.
Rev. Saint John the Baptist, standing, facing, holding staff with cross and raising his right hand in benediction, pyramid of 3 pellets (mintmaster symbol) in exergue.
Bernocchi 98; MIR 3/1; Biaggi 785; Friedberg 275.
Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 12 (1 May 1998), lot 2528.
NGC graded MS 61, an exceptionally struck and detailed specimen of the Florentine Fiorino d’oro of the 13th century.