Écu Pistolet 12 Rays

Features

Issuer City of Geneva
Period Lordship and Republic of Geneva (1534-1798)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1570-1571
Value 1 Ecu Pistolet (420⁄153)
Currency Thaler (1535-1792)
Composition Gold
Weight 3.31 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 189389
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References HMZ 1# 2-293,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 1. Die Münzen der Schweiz : Antike bis Mittelalter. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Fr# 249
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, United States.

Obverse

Crowned imperial double-headed eagle with coat of arms of Geneva on shield on chest.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ⁕ GENEVA ⁕ CIVITAS ⁕ 1571 ⁕

Reverse

Sun with 6 straight rays and 6 undulating rays alternating.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
POST : TENEBRAS : LVX : G :
Ω
IHS

Comments

Varieties are known to exist:
▸ Variant 1570 (Demole 516), 1571 (Demole -). Obverse legend: "⁕ GENEVA ⁕ CIVITAS ⁕ [date] ⁕"; Reverse legend: "POST : TENEBRAS : LVX : G : / Ω / IHS / ⁕"
▸ Variant 1571 (Demole 517). Obverse legend: "? GENEVA ? CIVITAS ? [date] ?"; Reverse legend: "POST : TENEBRAS : LVX : G : / Ω / IHS /  ⁕"

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1570 G
1571 G

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