Thaler Klippe; 1¼ thaler weight

Features

Issuer City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1559
Value 1 Thaler (1)
Currency Thaler (1500-1561)
Composition Silver
Weight 37.05 g
Shape Klippe (Square)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 231709
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1123gᴷᴵ,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Klippen CH# 4b
Christian Winterstein; 2000. Die Klippen der Schweiz : Ein Numismatisches Spezialgebiet. UBS, Basle, Switzerland.

Obverse

Two rampant lions supporting the crowned imperial coat of arms. Two mirrored shields with the coat of arms of Zürich below.

Lettering:
× MON · NO · THVRICENSIS · CIVITATIS · IMPERIALIS .
· 1559 ·

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

Reverse

Coat of arms of Zürich in the middle, surrounded by nine shields with the coats of arms of Kyburg, Grüningen, Regensberg, Eglisau, Greifensee, Andelfingen, Knonau, Wädenswil, and Laufen.

Lettering: DNE SERVA NOS IN PACE :

Translation:
Latin (unabridged): Domine conserva nos in pace
English: Lord, keep us in peace

Comments

Struck on a planchet weighing the equivalent of 1¼ thalers.
Two pieces are listed by Christian Winterstein, weighing 34.42g and 37.05g.

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