Ducat

Features

Country City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1561
Value 1 Ducat (2.4)
Currency Thaler (1500-1561)
Composition Gold
Weight 3.4 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 242608
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References HMZ 2# 1138c,
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# 165,
Hans Hürlimann; 1966. Zürcher Münzgeschichte. Kommissionsverlag Berichthaus Zürich, Zürich.
Fr# 435,
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.
Divo/Tob17# 1049a
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1987. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 17. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.

Obverse

Crowned displayed eagle facing right with large Spanish shield with the coat of arms of Zürich on its chest.

Lettering: MONETA : NO : THVRICENSIS

Translation:
Latin (unabridged): Moneta nova Thuricensis.
English: New coin of Zurich.

Reverse

Crowned, cuirassed, and draped standing full-figure of emperor Charlemagne facing right, holding globus cruciger in left hand and sword on his right shoulder.

Lettering: CIVITATIS IMPERIALIS

Translation: Of the imperial city.

Comments

Weight: 3.38-3.44 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 21.8-22.0 mm (Hürlimann)

Only one variety of this type is known, minted circa 1561. Examples:
⸰ Example #1 (3.47 g; very fine):
∙ Auctioned by Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KGm, Auction 256, 9 October 2014, Lot 6779. Sold for 2100 EUR.
∙ Auctioned by Auktion Leu, Auction 256, Zürich 2001, Lot 33.

© Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG, Osnabrück and Lübke & Wiedemann KG, Leonberg
⸰ Example #2 (3.34 g; good very fine):
Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 16, 18 October 2013, Lot 6351. Sold for 1800 CHF.

© Sincona AG

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