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Ancient Nomos Art is a museum of galleries exhibiting ancient coins and ancient mint maps. The coin gallery displays the diverse art and history of hand-crafted ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Persian and Medieval coinage. The ancient mints mapping gallery features Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Asia Minor and Medieval mint city regions and territories. Visitor's are welcome to explore, study and enjoy Ancient Nomos Art.

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Medieval, Florence – 1260 AD

John the Baptist

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Medieval, Florence – 1260 AD

Obverse: Large ornate lily (fleur-de-lis) of Florence in center, star in legend.
Reverse: Half-length bust of St. John the Baptist, nimbate and raising hand in benediction.

Obv: + • FLORENTIA • (Star), Large ornate lily of Florence in center. Rev: + • S • IOHANNE • B •, Half-length facing bust of Saint John the Baptist, nimbate and raising right hand in benediction and holding cruciform scepter over left shoulder.


The historical information for the above Medieval Florence, Italy, silver Fiorino d’argent ‘da 1 Soldo’ exhibits are currently in review. Please come back to visit this item again in the next few weeks.

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Value: Fiorino d’argent da 1 Soldo. Metal: AR Silver. Weight: 1.57 grams. Mint: Republic of Firenze, Italy. Date: Struck prior to 1260 AD.
Attribution: CNI XII 12; Bernocchi 33; MIR 38; Biaggi 783; De Wit 3678-9. Photo courtesy CNG.

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