Batzen Klippe; 3 batzens weight


Issuer City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1623-1624
Value 1 Batzen = 1/32 Thaler (1/32)
Currency Thaler (1621-1651)
Composition Silver
Weight 6.01 g
Shape Square (Hand cut)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 242189
Numista type number (
References HMZ 2# 1154fᴷᴵ,
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# 13a
Christian Winterstein; 2000. Die Klippen der Schweiz : Ein Numismatisches Spezialgebiet. UBS, Basle, Switzerland.


Spanish shield with coat of arms of Zürich. Cross fleury behind.

Lettering: MON : NO TH VRIC ENSIS ·

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


Crowned and nimbate double-headed displayed imperial eagle.

Lettering: CIVITA : IMPERIALIS 1'623

Latin (unabridged): Civitatis imperialis.
English: Of the Imperial City.


Varieties of this type are known to exist:

• Variant 1623 (Winterstain Klippen 13a; HMZ 2-1154fᴷᴵ)
Obverse legend: MON : NO TH VRIC ENSIS ·
Reverse legend: CIVITA : IMPERIALIS 1'623
Christian Winterstein reports one piece in a private collection weighing 6.01 g.

• Variant 1624 (Winterstain Klippen 14b; HMZ 2-1154hᴷᴵ)
Obverse legend: MON : NO TH VRIC ENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITA : IMPERIALIS · 1624
Christian Winterstein reports two pieces dated 1624 in the Scweizerisches Landesmuseum Zürich weighing 7.26 g and 7.08 g:

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Christian Winterstein further reports one piece dated 1624 in the Münzkabinett und Antikensammlung der Stadt Winterthur, weighing 7.20 g and other pieces in private colelctions.

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1623  Winterstain Klippen 13a; HMZ 2-1154fᴷᴵ
1624  Winterstain Klippen 14b; HMZ 2-1154hᴷᴵ

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