Goldkrone Small shield

Features

Country City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1560
Value 1 Goldkrone (2.4)
Currency Thaler (1500-1561)
Composition Gold
Weight 3.35 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 242490
Numista (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1117b,
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# 261,
Hans Hürlimann; 1966. Zürcher Münzgeschichte. Kommissionsverlag Berichthaus Zürich, Zürich.
Fr# 428
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, USA.

Obverse

Crowned and nimbate displayed double-headed imperial eagle with a small shield 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

Varieties of this type are known to exist:

• Variant #1 (Hürlimann 261)
Obverse legend: RESPVBLICA · TIGVRINA ·
Reverse legend: ✿ DOMINE SERVA NOS IN PACE
Weight: 3.37 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 23.4 mm (Hürlimann)
⸰ Example #1 (3.35 g; about uncirculated):
Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 64, 9-10 June 2020, Lot 3732. Sold for 29 000 CHF.

© Sincona AG

• Variant #2 (Hürlimann 262)
Obverse legend: RESPVBLICA · TIGVRINA :
Reverse legend: ✿ DOMINE SERVA NOS IN PACE
Diameter:  24.0 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant #3 (Hürlimann 263)
Obverse legend: · RESPVBLICA · TIGVRINA ·
Reverse legend: ✿ DOMINE SERVA NOS IN PACE
Weight: 3.32 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 23.4 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant #4 (Hürlimann 264)
Obverse legend: · RESPVBLICA · TIGVRINA : ✿
Reverse legend: ✿ DOMINE SERVA NOS IN PACE
Weight: 3.33 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 23.2 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant #5 (Hürlimann 265)
Obverse legend: . RESPVBLICA . TIGVRINA [branch]
Reverse legend: ✿ DOMINE SERVA NOS IN PACE
Weight: 3.29 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 23.0 mm (Hürlimann)

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