12 - 14 July 2000
Besançon, (city), Florin (Gulden), 3.15g., 1580, in the name of Charles V, crowned, armoured full length figure of the Emperor standing, facing, shouldering sword and holding sceptre, CAROLVS V - IMPERATOR, rev. cross pattée charged with the arms of the city, MONE AVREA BISUN 1580 (Boud.-; De Mey 83 var.; F.72 var.; PA.5390 var.; Schulten 176 var. - this date not listed), good fine, possibly from a mount, small edge flaw, extremely rare
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Poey d'Avant (followed by De Mey, Freidberg, and Schulten) only lists this type for 1541, but could not trace a specimen ("non retrouvé en nature").
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