Goldkrone Large shield

Features

Country City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1554-1577
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# 242506
Numista (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1117a,
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# 257,
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 large 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 257)
Obverse legend: · RESPVBLICA · TIGVRINA [branch]
Reverse legend: DOMINE · SERVA · NOS · IN · PACE ✿
Weight: 3.261 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 24.2 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant #2 (Hürlimann 258)
Obverse legend: RESPVBLICA : TIGVRINA : [flower]
Reverse legend: DOMINE · SERVA · NOS · IN · PACE ✿
Weight: 3.28 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter:  23.3 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant #3 (Hürlimann 258a)
Obverse legend: RESPVBLICA · TIGVRINA : [flower]
Reverse legend: DOMINE · SERVA · NOS · IN · PACE : ✿ .
Weight: 3.29 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter:  24.3 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant #4 (Hürlimann 259)
Obverse legend: RESPVBLICA : TIGVRINA : [flower]
Reverse legend: DOMINE · SERVA · NOS · IN · PACE : ✿ .
Weight: 3.27 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 23.5 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant #5 (Hürlimann 260)
Obverse legend: ⸰ RESPVBLICA TIGVRINA : ✿
Reverse legend: DOMINE SERVA NOS IN PACE ✿
Weight: 3.32 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 23.5 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant #6 (Hürlimann –)
Obverse legend: · RESPVBLICA · · TIGVRINA :
Reverse legend: ✿ DOMINE · SERVA · NOS · IN · PACE ·
⸰ Example #1 (3.31 g; about uncirculated):
Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 43, 23-25 October 2017, Lot 4419. Sold for 9 500 CHF.

© Sincona AG

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1554-1577)  Hürlimann –
ND (1554-1577)  Hürlimann 257
ND (1554-1577)  Hürlimann 258
ND (1554-1577)  Hürlimann 258a
ND (1554-1577)  Hürlimann 259
ND (1554-1577)  Hürlimann 260

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