Batzen Klippe; 2 batzens weight

Features

Issuer City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1607
Value 1 Batzen = 2.5 Schilling (5/144)
Currency Dicken (1561-1621)
Composition Silver
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 38.2 mm
Shape Square (Hand cut)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 242188
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Hürlimann# 942,
Hans Hürlimann; 1966. Zürcher Münzgeschichte. Kommissionsverlag Berichthaus Zürich, Zürich.
HMZ 2# 1154bᴷᴵ,
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# 1096b**,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1987. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 17. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 29,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Winter Kl# 12
Christian Winterstein; 2000. Die Klippen der Schweiz : Ein Numismatisches Spezialgebiet. UBS, Basle, Switzerland.

Obverse

Spanish shield with coat of arms of Zürich. Displayed eagle looking left above.

Lettering: MONE : NOVA ⋆ THVRICENSIS ⋆

Translation:
Latin (unabridged): Moneta Nova Turicensis
English: New coin of Zürich

Reverse

Cross pattée.

Lettering: CIVITATIS · IMPERIALIS · 1607 ·

Translation: Of the Imperial City.

Comments

Christian Winterstein reports two pieces in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum Zürich, weighing 4.50 g and 4.13 g and one piece in a private collection weighing 4.08 g.

Examples of this type:
⸰ Example #1 (3.58 g; 27 × 27 mm; very fine - extremely fine):
∙ Auctioned by Leu Numismatik AG, Auction 84, 22 October 2002, Lot 768. Estimated at 768 CHF.

© Leu Numismatik AG

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1607 

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