2 Batzen - Johann Franz von Schönau-Zell

2 Batzen - Johann Franz von Schönau-Zell - obverse2 Batzen - Johann Franz von Schönau-Zell - reverse

© Albert Michaud, "Les monnaies des princes-évêques de Bâle", 1905 (public domain)


Issuer Bishopric of Basel
Ruling authority Johann Franz von Schönau-Zell (1651-1656)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1654
Value 2 Batzen (1⁄15)
Currency Thaler (1575-1793)
Composition Silver
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 197630
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References HMZ 2# 133,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Divo/Tob17# 1303
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1987. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 17. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.


Coat of arms of the bishopric. Value above in cartouche.

Script: Latin

Lettering: IO • FRAN • D : G • EPIS • BASILIEN • 1654


Nimbate, crowned Virgin Mary standing on crescent, holding baby Jesus on right arm. Rays behind.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ❀ AVE • MARIA • GRATIA • PLE :


Albert Michaud, "Les monnaies des princes-évêques de Bâle", 1905 #143.

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