Thaler Klippe; 1½ thaler weight

Features

Issuer City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1558-1559
Value 1 Thaler
Currency Thaler (1500-1561)
Composition Silver
Weight 42.80 g
Shape Klippe
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 231704
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References HMZ 2# 1123fᴷᴵ,
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.
Winter Kl# 2a
Christian Winterstein; 2000. Die Klippen der Schweiz : Ein Numismatisches Spezialgebiet. UBS, Basle, Switzerland.

Obverse

Rampant lion supporting the coat of arms of Zürich in left arm and imperial globus cruciger in right arm.

Lettering: MON NO TVRICENSIS CIVIT IMPER 58

Translation:
Latin (unabridged): Moneta Nova Turicensis Civitatis Imperialis
English: New coin of the Imperial City of Zürich

Engraver: Hans Gutenson

Reverse

Crowned and nimbate double-headed eagle.

Lettering: DOMINE CONSERVA NOS IN PACE

Translation: Lord, keep us in peace

Engraver: Hans Gutenson

Comments

The thaler klippe was struck on a planchet with the weight of a one and a half thalers.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1558  Klippen CH #2b
1559  Klippen CH #3

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