Torrini 1369, took the Florentine Lily as artistic inspiration in the early 1900s. This is the symbol of the French Royal Family, used by the Florentine Republic as a tribute to Catherine de Medici who married the king of France in 1547.
At the moment, the Florentine Lily symbolizes delicate good taste. For this reason, our boutique specializes in the original replica of the historic Florentine Florin. Our collection boasts as many as 16 styles handcrafted in pure 24-carat gold. Each coin has the famous Florentine Lily on the front while St. John, the patron saint of the city, is on the back.
For nearly 600 years this coin was the center of the world economy, bringing enormous prestige to the city. Our oldest coin is the Quarter Florin, dating back to 1252. This coin is the direct testimony of the commercial force that Florence had at the beginning of the Renaissance. Later,there was an introduction to a larger coin that was twice the nominal value compared to the Fiorino, the Double Fiorin, a coin that contained much artistic flair from the artists who created it. It is the coin in which John the Baptistis depicted blessing Christ.
The Florin, with great value from the year 1369 when the master Simone Peruzzi engraved a new design on the golden florin. Two years later, when the Florentine Republic purchased the Port of Livorno with 100,000 florins. To 1427, where Giovanni Averado De 'Medici, father of Gran Cosimo, presented a bill on the approved land registry and began the great rise to popularity and political power of the family. In the same year, the Fiorinod’Oro was equivalent to 4 Florentine lire, a difference of 3 lire from the original which was 175 years ago. All of these are a part of the incredible story that has meant this coin for our country. One gold florin today, to have a thousand tomorrow.