½ Plappart Trilobe


Issuer City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1424-1450
Value ½ Plappart = 7 Stäbler (Pfennig)
Currency Pfennig (1417-1487)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 0.89 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 242228
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References HMZ 2# 1111b,
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.
Hans Hürlimann; 1966. Zürcher Münzgeschichte. Kommissionsverlag Berichthaus Zürich, Zürich.


Spanish shield with the coat of arms of Zürich inside trilobe with flowers in angles.

Lettering: ✠ 🞹 MOnETA 🞹 ThVRICEnSIS 🞹

Translation: Coin of Zürich.


Front-facing draped crowned and nimbate emperor holding a sword in his lap.

Lettering: SATTVS 🞹 KARLVS

Latin (unabridged): Sanctus Karolus.
English: Saint Charles.


Only one variety of this type is known.
⸰ Example #1 (0.89 g; fine - very fine):
Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 44, 25 October 2017, Lot 6030. Sold for 8,500 CHF.

© Sincona AG

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