10 Ducat Zürich

10 Ducat (Zürich) -  obverse10 Ducat (Zürich) -  reverse

Obverse © Hess Divo - Reverse © Sincona AG

Features

Country Swiss cantons (Medals)
(Switzerland)
Type Unclassified exonumia › Miscellaneous token
Year 1678
Value 10 Ducat (30)
Currency Swiss Cantons
Composition Gold
Weight 33.83 g
Size 42 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

Standing fullfigures of winged Victoria with a palm branch and allegory of architecture with a square and straight edge holding hands. Stork to the right. War trophies below.

Lettering: AMAT . VICTORIA . CURAM .

Translation: Victory loves care.

Reverse

At the top, a radiant oval cartouche with the name of God in Hebrew. Below, two joined hands holding a burning heart. On the left, an obelisk with a rooster. On the right, a grapevine with a dove and a snail below. Skull at the bottom. Bird's eye view of the city of Zürich behind.

Lettering:
י ה ו ה‎
TREU UND LIEB · STETS BEI UNS BLEIB

Translation: Faith and love shall always remain with us.

Comments

Auctioned by Hess Divo AG, Auction 330, 21 May 2016, Lot 75. Estimated at 10 000 CHF.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1678)  after 1678

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