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Lot 30071

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30071
Date 1349-62
Country German States
Service Catalog # 661000
Denomination Florin
Description Cologne-Archbishopric. Wilhelm von Gennep (1349-62) gold Florin ND, Fr-781, MS62 NGC. WILh ? A | REPVS ?, Florentine lily / ? S ? IOHA | ??ES B ? (Eagle), St. John standing, facing, cloaked in a mantle with right hand raised and a scepter in the left. A glittering jewel with a near fully-struck portrait of St. John. Despite evidence of light die rust and some small deposits on the obverse, this is a truly exceptional specimen of a very scarce type. Wilhelm was the second Archbishop of Cologne to order the imitation of Florentine florins after Walram von J?lich. The imitative issues continued under two succeeding archbishops, ending in 1368 with the introduction of the goldgulden. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson. Realized $11,162.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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