Batzen Klippe; 2 batzens weight

Features

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 5 g
Shape Square (Hand cut)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 242190
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
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# 13b
Christian Winterstein; 2000. Die Klippen der Schweiz : Ein Numismatisches Spezialgebiet. UBS, Basle, Switzerland.

Obverse

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

Lettering: MON : NO TH VRIC ENSIS

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

Reverse

Crowned and nimbate double-headed displayed imperial eagle.

Lettering: CIVITA : IMPERIALIS 1'623

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

Comments

Varieties of this type are known to exist:

• Variant 1623 (Winterstain Klippen 13b; HMZ 2-1154fᴷᴵ)
Obverse legend: MON : NO TH VRIC ENSIS ·
Reverse legend: CIVITA : IMPERIALIS 1'623
Christian Winterstein reports one piece in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum Zürich, weighing 4.43 g and one piece in a private collection weighing 4.59 g.

• Variant 1624 (Winterstain Klippen 14c; HMZ 2-1154hᴷᴵ)
Obverse legend: MON : NO · TH VRIC ENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITA : IMPERIALIS ❀ 1624 .
Christian Winterstein further reports:
⸰ One piece in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum Zürich weighing 5.04 g:

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⸰ One piece in the Münzkabinett und Antikensammlung der Stadt Winterthur, weighing 5.28 g.
⸰ One piece in the Bernisches Historisches Museum, weighing 5.02 g.
⸰ One piece in the Museum Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, weighing 5.68 g.
⸰ Other pieces in private collections

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1623  Winterstain Klippen 13b; HMZ 2-1154fᴷᴵ
1624  Winterstain Klippen 14c; HMZ 2-1154hᴷᴵ

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