½ Goldkrone

Features

Country City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1560
Value 1/2 Goldkrone (1.25)
Currency Thaler (1500-1561)
Composition Gold
Weight 1.69 g
Diameter 20 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 242404
Numista (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1120b,
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.
Hürlimann# 269
Hans Hürlimann; 1966. Zürcher Münzgeschichte. Kommissionsverlag Berichthaus Zürich, Zürich.

Obverse

Crowned and nimbate displayed double-headed imperial eagle with the coat of arms of Zürich on its chest.

Lettering: · RESPVBLICA · TIGVRINA ·

Translation: Republic of Zürich

Reverse

Cross fleury with fleurs-de-lis at ends.

Lettering: 🞲 DOMINE SERVA NOS IN PACE

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

Comments

Weight: 1.57-1.69 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 18.3-20.3 mm (Hürlimann)

Varieties of this type are known to exist:

• Variant circa 1560 (Hürlimann 269, 270)
Obverse legend: · RESPVBLICA · TIGVRINA ·
Reverse legend: DOMINE SERVA NOS IN PACE ❀
Weight: 1.59-1.69 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 19.5-21.4 mm (Hürlimann)
⸰ Example #1 (1.69 g; extremely fine):
Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 16, 18 October 2013, Lot 6328. Sold for 3800 CHF.

© Sincona AG

• Variant circa 1560 (Hürlimann 271)
Obverse legend: · RESPVBLICA TIGVRINA · ❀
Reverse legend: · DOMINE · SERVA · NOS · PACE ❀
Weight: 1.65 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter:  20.1 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant circa 1560 (Hürlimann 272)
Obverse legend: RESPVBLICA · TIGVRINA · ❀ ᔕ
Reverse legend: · DOMINE · SERVA · NOS · PACE ❀
Weight: 1.60-1.63 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 18.7-20.3 mm (Hürlimann)
⸰ Example #1 (1.63 g; about extremely fine):
Auctioned by UBS Gold & Numismatics, Auction 64, 24 January 2006, Lot 754.

© Sincona AG

• Variant circa 1560 (Hürlimann 273)
Obverse legend: RESPVBLICA TIGVRINA ❀
Reverse legend: DOMINE · CON · SERVA · NO : IN · PA ·
Weight: 1.64 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 18.1 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant circa 1560 (Hürlimann 274)
Reverse legend: DOMINE · SEIVA · NOS · IN · PACE : ❀
Weight: 1.57-1.65 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 18.3-19.2 mm (Hürlimann)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1560)  Hürlimann 269, 270
ND (1560)  Hürlimann 271
ND (1560)  Hürlimann 272
ND (1560)  Hürlimann 273
ND (1560)  Hürlimann 274

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