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1 Örtug Visby; type 44c; short roots

Features

Country Gotland
(Sweden)
Type Common coin
Years 1412-1420
Value 1 Örtug (1)
Metal Silver
Shape Round
Demonetized yes

Obverse

Ram without halo and with wavy body walking left while facing right, all with a tattered flag behind and surrounded by legend.

Lettering: WISBYCENSIS

Translation: Visby

Reverse

Tree with the top leaves pointing up, the bottom leaves pointing down and out, and ending in three roots, all surrounded by legend.

Lettering: MONETA · CIVITATS

Translation: Coin of the city

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

Because Gotland was under Danish occupation during the early 1400s, Haljak only lists 43 types, calling these hvids. Even so, it is possible Gotland continued with their old minting ways, which is supported by most other sources. Due to that reason, and due to these suposive hvids having no major changes (like the coins that all sources agree are hvids), these coins will be listed as the 44th type of örtug.

Determining which type of Gotlandic örtug a specific piece is can be difficult due to how subtle some differences are. For some help with identification, try using the Single-access Key to Identifying your Gotlandic Örtugs.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1412-1420) 

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1 Örtug (Visby; type 44c; short roots)