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Medieval Italy (Florence) Baptism of Christ  1589 to 1596
Medieval Italy (Florence) Baptism of Christ 1589 to 1596

This coin is from Florence, Italy with Grand Duke Ferdinando I de Medici III, 1587-1608 on the front and the baptism of Christ on the back. Inscriptions read FERDINANDVS MED MAGN DVX ETRVRIĈ III and FILIVS MEVS DILECTVS. This is a rare piece.

The coin in our image comes from Numismatica Ars Classica in London where it sold for 1400 euros (about $1550 US dollars) during a 2015 auction. CoinQuest thanks ARS Classica for use of their coin photo.

worn: $500 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $900
well preserved: $1800

To reach these price levels, the coin must be free of all problems such as scratches, stains, cleanings, nicks, gouges, and the like.

Coin: 19638 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: brian, Fri, 24-Jul-2015 07:39:41 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 24-Jul-2015 18:33:27 GMT
Requester description: 1594 man with a spear and a woman other side mans portrait facing to the right 111 Ferdinandvs med magn dvx f or e trvri other sidefili vs mevs di lectvs
Tags: medieval italy florence baptism christ midieval mediaeval itialy italiana italians intaly italian ditalia italiane italia itali flor florentina florentia ferdinandvs ferdinand med magn dvx trvri sidefili vs mevs di lectvs frd furdinand ferdnd frdnd ferdinan ferdinandus furdinan ferdin man spear woman mans boy male mann boys empress lsdy femal women lady female feminine womans girls females womens ladys princess girl ladies filivs filius dilectvs dilectus people two beard hair person peuple peoples peple persons hairdo hairline

  

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