Scudo d'oro del sole - Johann Jakob Trivulzio


Country Lordship of Val Mesolcina
(Swiss cantons)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1487-1518
Value 1 Scudo d'oro del sole (5)
Currency Testone (1487-1549)
Composition Gold
Weight 4.95 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References HMZ# 2-564a,
Neuer HMZ-Katalog
by Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann
(Helvetische Münzenzeitung)
Fr# 328
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)


Finely beaded circle encloses a shield bearing three crosses, flanking are twin I's, each with three tiny crescents


Translation: Christ Conquers


Cross fleury in double circle


Translation: Christ Commands


Isuued by Marquis Gian Giacomo di Trivulsio (1487-1518). Gian Giacomo received the coinage right from Emperor Friedrich III in 1487; after 1549 the Trivulsio lost their Swiss connections.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1487-1518) 

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