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1. A gold coin first issued at Florence, Italy, in 1252.
2. Any of several gold coins similar to the Florentine florin, formerly used in Europe.
Etymology: from Old French florin, from Italian fiorino, from fiore. "flower"; from Latin florem. "flower".

The 13th century gold Florentine coin was stamped on the obverse side with the image of a lily, the symbol of the city and it was also the name of an English gold coin, from the late 15th century.

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