This Florin is the first of the Italian gold coins introduced in the late middle ages, which comes from the Florentine Republic that was a medieval and Early Modern State centered in the Italian City of Florence of Tuscany. It was widely accepted throughout Europe and became the original design of many European gold coins.
The Florin was the most imitated coin throughout Europe by minting authorities from Spain through France, the Netherlands and Germany to Hungary.
This design type also became one of the most popular trading coins throughout Europe.
Obverse has FLOR ENTIA, with a Fleur-de-lis, the Floral emblem of the city.
Reverse has St. John standing facing, right hand raised, and scepter in his left.
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