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Florin

1. A gold coin struck in Florence in 1253. Used as a currency, it was so successful that other countries in medieval Europe adopted their own gold coins and called them florins.

2. See: Aruban florin.
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The Sienesi spent 291,379 florins between 1342 and 1399 in bribes to contain the mercenaries' threat.
On 16 January 1441 Salomone di Bonaventura was condemned to pay the sum of twenty thousand florins for violating the Florentine law of 1406(3) that prohibited Jews (and others) from engaging in usury in the city.
Florence, under the penalty of one thousand florins.(12)
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